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Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

We support Maine's Library staff by providing the Phyllis E. Ainsworth Scholarship for Maine residents pursuing a degree in library science, and by offering grants to attend our annual conference. Scholarships are supported, administered and conferred by the Scholarship Committee.

Phyllis E. Ainsworth Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship for Maine Residents seeking a graduate degree in Library Sciences. 

Conference Grants

Thanks to many generous donors, and a grant from the Gorman Foundation, up to 10 grants will be available to attend the 2024 Conference.


We are pleased to recognize outstanding contributions to Maine's Libraries with annual awards, conferred at our annual conference.

Outstanding Librarian of the Year Award

Recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to the Maine Library Community.

Outstanding Library Advocate Award

Begun in 2022, this award is meant to recognize outstanding advocacy on behalf of Maine Libraries.

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