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​For those with Canada's College, University and Public Libraries

EBSCO, an industry leader that has long invested in the library business, is investing in library leadership development. LLEAD is delighted and honoured that EBSCO is supporting LLEAD. EBSCO's support allows LLEAD to offer bursaries of up to $1200CAD each for staff employed in Canada's college, public and university libraries. who would not otherwise have the financial means to participate in LLEAD.

For those with BC Public Libraries

The 6 library federations serving British Columbia are pleased to offer a bursary to facilitate the participation of a staff member from a small, rural BC public library in LLEAD.  This bursary is intended to address barriers that exist, whether they be related to funding, staffing, or technology, at small public libraries across the province.  The bursary may be used to offset program fees, replacement staff (including secondments), travel or other approved costs. Libraries in communities with a population of less than 40,000 may apply for the Public Library Interlink bursary.

Deadline is August 1, 2023.


This support is made possible with funding from the Covid Relief and Recovery grant program.  We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.  

How to apply​

Please include a Bursary Application Letter (one page) in your application package.

Your one-page letter should tell us:

  • your name, 

  • the bursary for which you are applying (EBSCO or BC Public Library InterLINK),

  • a bit about you, and how the bursary will contribute to your personal and professional growth, and to your contribution to the sector, and finally

  • how you will acknowledge the investment EBSCO or InterLINK is making in your learning journey, and possibly show the bursary donor your appreciation or their 'return on investment'

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Financial Support

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LLEAD is directly responsible for helping me achieve a place at the Leadership table that I had until then found every excuse to avoid! Throughout the year there wasn’t a topic, presenter or speaker that didn’t elevate my understanding of key concepts and principles needed to be effective in my role as a manager. The net result was that I not only benefited from an engaged and resourceful network of colleagues and mentors, but it paved the way for me to move into a managerial position that I had never felt confident enough to pursue, previously. - LLEAD 2016 Grad

Paul Burry

Library Director,

Prince George Public Library

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