OLSSI Scholarships cover the entire $299 registration fee for the annual Ohio Library Support Staff Institute. This will allow three people to attend the 2024 Institute free of charge, even if they have attended before. To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

Be presently employed as a library support staff member.
Agree to contribute to the planning of the 2025 Institute as an OLSSI Steering Committee member.

How to Apply:

Explain in 300 words or less:
1) Why you would like to attend the 2024 Institute,
2) how you think attending OLSSI will help you, and
3) how it might enhance your library/work performance.

All applications must be written by the applicants, not their supervisors.

The Scholarship Contest begins at 8:00 AM, March 18, 2024. Deadline for scholarship entry is 5:00 PM, April 15, 2024. Winners will be announced on or before April 17, 2024.

Email submissions to:

Include the following contact information below along with your essay:

E-Mail Address

Thank you to everyone who applies! If you are not awarded an OLSSI scholarship, there will still be time to register at the discounted admission rate of $275 with our Early Bird Registration until April 30.

We’ll see you at the Heidelberg University for OLSSI 2024!