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Librarian Development Fund Committee

Application Process

Fiscal Year 2022 Timeline (Even FOAP)

Apply for Funds: September 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

Submit requests for any professional development activities happening between September 2021 and August 2023. Funds must be used by August 15, 2023.

  • September 2021 – January 2022: Awarded funds will count toward your spending target
  • February 2022 – April 2022: Awarded funds will count toward general pool

There are 3 steps involved for every Librarian Development Fund (LDF) request:

Step 1: Submit an LDF Request (September - May)
Step 2: Submit an Expense Report (at the end of the month, reporting any expenses from LDF activities that month)
Step 3: Submit a Reconciliation Report (as soon as you have completed the activity for which funds were provided.)

Funding Freeze: May 2022

No requests will be reviewed or approved. The committee uses this month to review all librarians' FOAP balances and ensure funding for future events is correct and all unspent funds are moved back into the general pool.

Emergency Summer Funding: June 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022

In general, summer expenses are paid out of pocket and then reimbursed upon approval of a retroactive LDF request in the fall semester. (Please keep in mind that funding for applications for retroactive awards is not guaranteed.) If there is an urgent unforeseeable expense that cannot be paid out of pocket, exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.

  • Summer requests are exceptions.
  • They count toward the upcoming LDF cycle (Fiscal Year 2023, Odd FOAP)
  • Funds received must be used by August 15, 2022 or they will be removed from your FOAP.

See "Apply for Funds" Steps 1, 2, and 3 above if emergency summer funding is needed.

Deadline for Givebacks and Spending: August 15, 2022

 

Fiscal Year 2021 Timeline (Odd FOAP)

Apply for Funds: September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Submit requests for any professional development activities happening between September 2020 and August 2022. Funds must be used by August 15, 2022.

  • September 2020 – January 2021: Awarded funds will count toward your spending target
  • February 2021 – April 2021: Awarded funds will count toward general pool

There are 3 steps involved for every Librarian Development Fund (LDF) request:

Step 1: Submit an LDF Request (September - May)
Step 2: Submit an Expense Report (at the end of the month, reporting any expenses from LDF activities that month)
Step 3: Submit a Reconciliation Report (as soon as you have completed the activity for which funds were provided.)

Funding Freeze: May 2021

No requests will be reviewed or approved. The committee uses this month to review all librarians' FOAP balances and ensure funding for future events is correct and all unspent funds are moved back into the general pool.

Emergency Summer Funding: June 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021

In general, summer expenses are paid out of pocket and then reimbursed upon approval of a retroactive LDF request in the fall semester. (Please keep in mind that funding for applications for retroactive awards is not guaranteed.) If there is an urgent unforeseeable expense that cannot be paid out of pocket, exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.

  • Summer requests are exceptions.
  • They count toward the upcoming LDF cycle (Fiscal Year 2022, Even FOAP)
  • Funds received must be used by August 15, 2021 or they will be removed from your FOAP.

See "Apply for Funds" Steps 1, 2, and 3 above if emergency summer funding is needed.

Deadline for Givebacks and Spending: August 15, 2021