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move initiatives forward that would assist others resulted in her establishment of several innovative information businesses and libraries. A standard bearer for library technicians and those new to the information sector, Maggie delighted in mentoring, networking, and any opportunity to shore up someone’s confidence and capabilities.  

 

The Fellowship intends to help individuals (two/LLEAD Institute) who share Maggie’s joyous interest in information learn the skills, tools, and approaches to succeed in leading from any place; finances should not be a deterrent to that success. 

 

Maggie Weaver LLEAD Fellows are expected to be leaders among their peers demonstrating reflective, inclusive approaches, creative problem-solving, and a passion for the information sector that is infectious.  Fellows have the potential to attract a diverse array of people who positively embrace opportunities and challenges in the library and information sector and the context and environment within which the sectors work. 

Value: $4200CDN paid directly to LLEAD towards tuition; you are responsible for paying the balance of the tuition.

                                                                                                                             

 

2.  EBSCO's Bursary: for Canada's College or University Libraries

EBSCO, an industry leader that has long invested in the library business, is investing in library leadership development. EBSCO's support allows LLEAD to offer bursaries for staff employed in Canada's college, public and university libraries. who would not otherwise have the financial means to participate in LLEAD. Three EBSCO bursaries are awarded. 

Value: $1500CDN paid directly to LLEAD towards tuition; you are responsible for paying the balance of the tuition.

To apply:​

Include a Bursary Application Letter (one page) with your LLEAD application package that tells us:

  • your name and that you are applying for the EBSCO bursary,

  • how the bursary will contribute to your personal and professional growth, and to your contribution to the sector, 

  • how you will acknowledge the investment EBSCO is making in your learning journey and career development, and will show EBSCO your appreciation.

3.  BC's Public Library Bursary: for BC Rural or Remote Public Libraries

The 6 library federations serving British Columbia are pleased to provide a bursary for a staff member from a small, rural BC public library to participate in LLEAD. These funds are intended to address barriers that exist to staff engaging in continuing education, related to finances, staffing, or technology, at small public libraries across the province.  Libraries in communities with a population of less than 40,000 may apply for the Public Library InterLINK bursary.

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.  

To apply​:

Include a Bursary Application Letter (one page) with your LLEAD application package that tells us:

  • your name and that you are applying for the BC Public Library bursary,

  • how the bursary will contribute to your personal and professional growth, and to your contribution to the sector, 

  • how you will acknowledge the investment the federations are making in your learning journey and career development, and will show them your appreciation.

 

4.  Trojman Corporation Bursary: for College, University or Public Libraries

Salvy Trojman is highly respected throughout North America for his work with libraries, researchers and content creators. The Trojman Corporation's  vision is to help these entities "carry out their mission." Recognizing that leadership and management abilities are critical mission-enablers, the Trojman bursary supports a student employed in a college, public and university library, anywhere in North America, who would not otherwise have the financial means to participate in LLEAD.

Value: $1500CDN paid directly to LLEAD towards tuition; you are responsible for paying the balance of the tuition.

To apply:​

Include a Bursary Application Letter (one page) with your LLEAD application package that tells us:

  • your name and that you are applying for the Trojman bursary,

  • how the bursary will contribute to your personal and professional growth, and to your contribution to the sector, 

  • how you will acknowledge the investment Trojman is making in your learning journey and career development, and will show the Corporation your appreciation.

In our effort to ensure that finances are not an inhibitor to learning and leading, we are honoured to have financial support for students from:

1. Maggie Weaver Trust Fellowships for those in any area of information work;

2. EBSCO's Bursary for those in Canada's libraries (public, college or university);

3. Trojman Corporation Bursary for those in any public, college or university library; 

4. BC's Public Library InterLINK Bursary for those in rural or remote public libraries in British Columbia.

                        Deadline to apply for the Fellowship or a Bursary is July 22, 2024

The Joy of Information Fellowship, established in loving memory of the indomitable Maggie Weaver by her husband, Keith Weaver, is granted to a LLEAD student who exemplifies Maggie’s qualities and values. Tenacious, curious, intelligent, energetic, creative, and quick to beam a warm smile, Maggie led from any place and was an outstanding contributor to the information sector and all those fortunate to come into her orbit. 

Maggie’s joyous interest in the information world was insatiable and contagious. She recognized that that world, of which libraries are just one part, is a huge repository from which workable, real-world answers could be – and should be extracted for real-world problems. She excelled at mining that information repository and training and guiding people to surface and extract their own information nuggets. Her unfailing eagerness to help people and to

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1.  Maggie Weaver Joy of Information LLEAD Fellowship

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Testimonials

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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