Online Development Opportunities (ODO)

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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.

This application remains open year round and will be reviewed by the Administrative Issues Committee within 2 weeks of receipt.  More details can be found in the guidelines.

How to apply:

  • Click the 'Apply Now' button to complete the application
  • A letter of endorsement, signed and on institutional letterhead, is required from an appropriate supervisor
  • Endorsement letters will be uploaded during the application process

Once you have finished the professional development activity, you must submit a report detailing what you did, evaluating the experiences you had, and commenting on the progress you or your library has made because of it. If your opportunity does not meet this criteria, please consider the PDO Program.