Professional Development Awards Criteria

Primary Criteria

Enrichment opportunity for the candidate:

  • Demonstrated uniqueness of opportunity offered by award
  • Demonstrated relevance of the professional development opportunity to the candidate and to their library community
  • Clear explanation of how the money will be spent.

Contributions to ABQLA or other library associations:

  • Demonstrated contributions to the activities of ABQLA or of another library association and/or:
  • Demonstrated participation in the activities of the ABQLA or of another library association and/or:
  • Demonstrated potential for contributions to ABQLA.

Additional Criteria

  • Demonstrated contributions to or involvement in the broader library and information sector (e.g. volunteering, work experience, professional development activities).
  • Professional publications and/or conference presentations.
  • Previous awards, honours and/or commendations
  • Quality of application package, eg:
    • Completeness of answers to all questions
    • Quality of writing in proposal form
    • Relevance of recommendation
    • Presentation of CV.