Given annually, the WNBA Eastman Grant is a cash grant given to a library association in a state where there is a WNBA chapter. The funds are given to support librarian professional development or training offered by an official library association.
A motion was made and passed at the 2009 WNBA annual meeting that the focus of the WNBA Eastman Grant be changed to allocate one $500 grant annually to support library association professional development in a state in which WNBA has a chapter.
At the annual meeting, the members of the board select a WNBA chapter. A library association in the state of that WNBA chapter will be awarded a $500 grant. The national president will make contact and send a letter that includes: information about WNBA, about the local WNBA chapter(s), about Ann Heidbreder Eastman, and explain that the purpose of the grant is to support professional development or training, not for general operating expenses. A check will be sent by October 1st of that year.
The state library association receiving the grant will be asked to acknowledge WNBA’s sponsorship on any professional development and training presented and send WNBA the program announcement.
No chapter’s state library association is eligible to receive a second grant until all of the WNBA chapter library associations have received the grant at least once.
This year’s grant recipient organization is the District of Columbia Library Association.
|2015||District of Columbia Library Association|
|2014||Tennessee Library Association|
|2013||Michigan Library Association|
|2012||California Library Association|
|2011||California School Library Association|
|2010||North Carolina School Library Media Association|
|2007||Hana Kim, Korea Studies Librarian, East Asian Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.|
|2006||Linda Moskovics, Manager of Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch, San Diego Public Library System, San Diego, CA|
|2005||Andrea Wyman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor/Curriculum Materials Librarian, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA|
|2004||Frances Yates, Education Librarian, Miami University, Oxford, OH|
|2003||Kimberly Kowal, Assistant Librarian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN|
|2002||Stephanie Spetter, Children’s Librarian and Assistant Branch Manager, Scottsdale Branch Library, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL|
|2001||Debbie Abilock, Technology Library, Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA|
|2000||Kimmerle Ballentine, Head of Youth Services, Public Library of New London, New London, CT|
|1999||Angela Leeper, Evaluation Services, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC|
|1998||Carolyn Gutierrez, Information Systems Librarian, Rogers State University Library, Claremore, OK|