The BCLA receives applications for the Online Development Opportunities continually throughout the year while IEDO and PDO opportunities are accepted three times a year.  The application for IEDOs and PDOs will be available approximately 45 days before each application deadline. 

January 15 * May 15 * August 15



  • Innovation & Enrichment Development Opportunities (IEDO)

    One of the opportunities that the BCLA provides for its member libraries is the Innovation & Enrichment Development Opportunities (IEDO) mini-grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for libraries to partner with campus constituencies in creative and innovative ways to expand knowledge about library services.

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  • Online Development Opportunities (ODO)

    The Online Development Opportunities Grant (ODO) is an endowed program to afford funds to applicants:

    • to pursue short-term, online professional development activities that otherwise would not be possible, and/or
    • to enhance the recipient’s professional pursuits within the operation of the Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Central Library of Appalachia (BCLA) or a member library.

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  • Professional Development Opportunities (PDO)

    Professional Development Opportunities (PDO) is an endowed program that provides funds for library staff to pursue short-term professional development activities.

    Any faculty or staff member of an ACA library may apply. More than one person from an institution may apply, but each person must apply separately. Requests are capped at $2,000 per activity.

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