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One Week Left to Apply for this US$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity

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One Week Left to Apply for this US$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity!

ProQuest is proud to present the Roger K. Summit Scholarship; open to all LIS students worldwide. The award is the equivalent of US$5,000 and is presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference or at a regional location in proximity to the winner.

Applicants must be students who are currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program. The scholarship recipient, who must have demonstrated outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services, is selected based upon the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated interest in electronic information services, based on course work, research, and experience
  • Faculty recommendations

The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, was established to honor Dr. Roger K. Summit, the founder of Dialog*, for his outstanding contributions to the field of information science.

Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2014. To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here.

If you are an LIS instructor, please share this information with your students!

*ProQuest Dialog

Download the Scholarship Application Today!

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IMLS News Call for Applications: FY 14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2013

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov

Call for Applications: FY 14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The program supports grants for the recruitment and education of library students and continuing education for those already in the profession, as well as the development of new programs and curricula. For program guidelines and more information about the funding opportunity, click here.

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Deadline: September 16, 2013

Getting Your Questions Answered
We are available by phone and e-mail to discuss general issues relating to Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grants. See the contact information below.

We also invite you to participate in one of two pre-application web conferences to learn more about the program, ask questions, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.

The web conference schedule for the FY14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program is as follows:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 3:00-4:00. Eastern Time

Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 3:00-4:00. Eastern Time

First-time users of Blackboard Collaborate can visit this link in advance to check their system compatibility:
http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1473

Join us at the time of the webinar using the details below.

WEBINAR URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.1C0D77F285FC349110D7586D419059&sid=2012653

You may be prompted to install the latest version of Java. If you get system prompts while logging in, choose “Run,” “Accept,” or “OK.”

There is integrated audio, but if you prefer to dial in, call: 1-888-272-8702, then enter code: 2053175#.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change. The week the web conference is scheduled, visit the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program webpage to confirm the date and time.

Applicant 101
The revised Applicant 101 version for FY 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program applicants will be available in early August. The following links are to the 2013 version of the Applicant 101 web presentation and handout. Viewers must have Adobe® Acrobat Pro or Reader version 9 or above to be able to see the PDF presentation below. Get Plug-in.

IMLS Program Staff Contacts

Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer
202/653-4730
mball@imls.gov

Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer
202-653-4662
storo@imls.gov

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Apply for DC/SLA Student Scholarship

Future librarians and info pros – act now!!  DC/SLA wants to help you reach your professional and academic goals. If you are interested in a career special libraries, and are pursuing an MLS or related degree in an accredited program, apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishinghttp://publishing.iop.org/.  The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, and make connections with working, experienced information professionals.

Selection criteria include:

*   An essay describing your: 1) interest in special librarianship, 2) professional goals, and 3) anticipated contribution to the Chapter and the profession (2-3 pages; 1,000-2,000 words)

*   Letter of academic or professional recommendation

*   Membership in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA

(If you aren’t a DC/SLA member yet, SLA student dues are only $40 per year.  Join today at http://www.sla.org/access-membership/join-sla/.  Remember to choose the Washington, D.C. Chapter on your SLA membership form.)

*   Enrolled or accepted in an ALA-accredited Library Science program

The scholarship application form and additional details are available on the DC/SLA website at http://dc.sla.org/awards/scholarship/

Application deadline: July 26, 2013.  Funds will be awarded in mid-August.

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