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Roger K. Summit Scholarship. Deadline March 30th, 2015.

Share this Scholarship Opportunity Today—Deadline is March 30th!

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 2015 Annual Conference to be held June 14-16 in Boston, Massachusetts 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 March 30, 2015. 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.

Click here for more information.

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Applications open for 2015 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Conable Conference Scholarship — Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015

Applications are now open for the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). The Conable Conference Scholarship provides funding for an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. The 2015 ALA Annual Conference will be held June 25-30 in San Francisco, California.

The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship.

The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, and housing for six nights, along with a $300 stipend for meals and other expenses. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member, and provide a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited, although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2015 Conable Conference Scholarship is Friday, April 3, 2015; the award will be announced by the first week in May.

Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited LIS degree program or an AASL-recognized master’s program in school librarianship and new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Conference Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient has already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded.

To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit http://www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or jokelley@ala.org.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship — Deadline February 15 (for applications to be postmarked)

Please consider applying for this scholarship in Archives Management. The deadline is February 15 (for applications to be postmarked).

Daughters of the American Revolution Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to a student with a minimum 3.0 average at the third year level of undergraduate study or studying at the graduate level, studying Archives Management with a preference given to applicants focusing on American History

Mail completed scholarship application form to:

National Vice Chair Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship
7804 Stratford Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814

The application form is online here:

http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Best wishes
Layla Heimlich, MILS
Daughters of the American Revolution , National Vice Chair (Cloyd Scholarship)

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Expect More Library Scholarship

Announcing the Expect More Library Scholarship!

The Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is excited to announce the Expect More Library Scholarship, a new scholarship program for students interested in pursuing their MS in Library and Information Science (LIS) or MS in Library and Information Science: School Media (LISSM).

The Expect More Library Scholarship is for students who want an intense but highly rewarding academic graduate program experience at the iSchool. We are able to offer this scholarship due to a generous donation from our library alumna, Estelle Wilhelm.

Expect More Library Scholars receive:

  • A 50% tuition award
  • Pairing with a specific faculty mentor, who is carefully matched to the student’s career field of interest, for the two years of the graduate education program
  • A paid faculty assistant position working directly with their faculty mentor on projects in the Expect More Library Scholar’s field of interest. The position is 20 hours per week during the academic year, for the two years of the program
  • A $1,000 travel fund for library conferences, industry networking events, and professional development activities

How to Apply for the Expect More Library Scholarship Program

To be considered for the Expect More Library Scholarship Program:

  1. You must first apply to either our LIS or LISSM program. This generates your Syracuse University ID number, which you will need in order to apply to the Expect More Library Scholarship. Be sure to leave yourself time!
  2. Once you receive your confirmation of application email from Syracuse University, complete the Expect More Library Scholarship application by March 1, 2015.

Apply to the LIS program >> | Apply to the LISSM program >>

About our Library Programs

At the Syracuse University iSchool we offer two master’s programs focused on library science, available both on campus and online:

The MS in Library and Information Science (LIS) is a comprehensive, American Library Association-accredited, 36-credit degree program that prepares you for a career in a broad range of organizations, including: an academic institution, public library, corporation, government agency or cultural institution.

The MS in Library and Information Science: School Media (LISSM) program focuses on teaching Library and Information Science (LIS) students the skills to instruct children in grades pre-K through 12 in all areas of literacy and technology fluency. LISSM students do not need to take additional education courses, as the New York State Department of Education requirements are infused into our curriculum.

Jill Hurst-Wahl | School of Information Studies
Director, Library and Info. Science & School Media Programs

Syracuse University
208 Hinds Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244
w: 315.443.1070
c: 315.243.4403
ischool.syr.edu

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

Know A Student Studying Library Information Sciences?
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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