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Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) Scholarship Announcement 2017. DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT

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Dear Colleagues,

Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) http://www.potomactechlibrarians.org/  announces the availability of two $1,000 scholarships for future librarians interested in technical services. Students living or working in the PTPL membership region (DC, Maryland, Virginia) and who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library and/or Information Science program, including distance education programs, are invited to apply.

Criteria Requirements for the Award:

The applicant must

1. be a full or part-time student in an ALA-accredited Library and/or Information Science at the Master’s level at the time of the award and have completed at least one three-hour credit course;

2. demonstrate an interest in library technical services through employment, course of study, or research interests. Technical services work centers on the “…acquisition, identification, cataloging, classification, and preservation of all kinds of library materials.” (see: ALCTS, http://www.ala.org/alcts/about and;

3. be employed or living in the PTPL membership region (Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia).

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. PTPL scholarship application

2. Two written references (see below for details)

3. Current resume

4. One-page, double spaced statement of the applicant’s interest in library technical services

Please submit all materials in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), plain text (.txt), or PDF (.pdf) format to Lynda Aldana at laldana@umbc.edu.

References are accepted from two faculty members OR one faculty member and your current supervisor. References should be able to address your potential or experience in library technical services. Letters may be emailed directly from the faculty member or your supervisor to Lynda Aldana at laldana@umbc.edu.

Incomplete application packets and those received after the application deadline will not be considered.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT

Recipients will be notified by August 31, 2017, and publicly awarded at the annual PTPL meeting in the fall.  The recipients will receive a free one-year membership in PTPL and have registration fees for the annual conference waived.

View this announcement and download the scholarship application at http://www.potomactechlibrarians.org/scholar

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Thank you,

Lynda Aldana

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Spotlight: World War I Centennial

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Spotlight: World War I Centennial

This April marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I. Explore our commemorative World War I online exhibitions and see how this anniversary is being observed at our museums, archives and libraries, both in person and online.

START EXPLORING » http://go.si.edu/site/R?i=yCIMLya1OECeV-TJG2md0g

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May 8 – VE Day – Pubs from the GPO Collection

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“Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes on VE Day” by Trudy Hawkins

Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes on VE Day

May 8th is the 72nd anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, a day in which cities in Great Britain, the United States, and formerly occupied territories in Western Europe, put out flags and banners to rejoice in the victory of the allied forces.

On May 8, 1945, German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms, ending the European theater of World War II.

Pockets of German soldiers would continue the confrontation with the Soviets into the next day. On May 9, the Soviets would lose 600 more soldiers in Silesia before the Germans finally surrendered.

Because of that, VE Day was not celebrated until the ninth in Moscow, with a radio broadcast salute from Stalin himself: “The age-long struggle of the Slav nations…has ended in victory. Your courage has defeated the Nazis. The war is over.”

In 2006, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 195 https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BILLS-109hres195ih  to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day and the liberation of Western Bohemia. On govinfo.gov https://www.govinfo.gov/   you can also find several announcements in the Congressional Record recognizing heroes and survivors of WWII.

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