Membership Assistance Form
Purpose: To award ILF assistance to up to five individuals annually. The ILF will fund five special requests at $40 each for those who are experiencing temporary financial hardship or meet one or more of the qualifications below. This form may be used to request $40 towards either membership assistance or registration for an event. All information will be kept confidential. A subcommittee of the Awards/Honors/ Scholarship Committee will review the applications which are due by September 15. If monies are available after this date, the executive director of the ILF will accept applications throughout the first quarter of the membership year.
Applicants may send required information via these options:
By mail: ILF office, 941 E. 86th St., #260, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or fax documents to the ILF office: 317-257-1389
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: An applicant may be a former member or first-time ILF member and must have experienced one or more of the following situations within the last year: (a) lost a position in a library; (b) had work hours cut; (c) unable to find employment since finishing degree in library or information science; (d) works part-time in a library; or (e) other unusual financial hardship.
Note: Assistance for a subsequent year may be available to applicants by funding half of the membership dues for a second year. If there are a number of requests, priority will be given to those who have not yet received assistance.
Please check one box: o ILF membership OR o toward one ILF event
Applicant Name: ________________________________________________
Phone: _________________________________ E-mail: _____________________________
Former or current position, if applicable: __________________________________________________
Dates of employment at library:__________________________________________________________
Brief explanation as to why you would like this assistance:
Please include verification of your position or former position, such as a reference letter from a supervisor or other proof of need. Please include any other written proof of financial need as you deem necessary. All information will be kept confidential.
Indiana Library Federation, 941 E. 86th St., #260, Indianapolis, IN 46240