The Georgia Library Association awards two scholarships annually to students completing a master’s degree in library science. The Hubbard Scholarship, a $3,000 award, is intended to recruit excellent candidates for librarianship and defray some of the costs of their education. The Beard Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, is for applicants who show strong potential for leadership in the library profession. Recipients of both awards must agree to work for at least one year in Georgia following graduation but need not be residents of Georgia to apply.
The deadline to apply for the 2012 scholarships is May 21.
See the Georgia Library Association website for details and for the online application form:
Questions and application materials may be directed to:
GLA Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair
c/o Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus JCLRC
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Calling all Activist-Librarians-to-be!!
Are you an LIS student who has been a bit pre- #Occupied? Do you struggle with how to bring together your incipient librarianship and your quest for global justice?
Well, bring those passions together in a exemplary paper, get published, and go to ALA Annual!
The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the
Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper
about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or
librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also
The winning paper will be published in the Summer 2012 issue of Progressive
Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $300 stipend to help
offset the cost of travel to and from the 2012 American Library Association
(ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA from June 21-26. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA.
Think you might be interested? Here’s the fine print.
1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada.
2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.
3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant’s name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.
4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word or RTF format, to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on international workers’ day, or May Day, May 1, 2012.
5. The $300 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in 2012; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to a progressive cause at the discretion of the selection committee.
Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chair
The Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) Library School Liaison Committee is now accepting applications for this year’s student scholarships. Applicants must live in Southern California and be a currently enrolled graduate student in either the UCLA Department of Information Studies or a distance/online library school program.
The purpose of the SCALL Scholarship is to reward current library school students living in Southern California who hold promise of future involvement in the law library profession. Each scholarship awarded varies in an amount up to $1,000. Applications and supporting materials (including two letters of recommendation) must be received by Monday February 27, 2012. For further information, please see the application form posted on the SCALL website at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/.
Cheryl Kelly Fischer
SCALL Library School Liaison Committee Chair
Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Law
UCLA Law Library
Doctoral Studentship: E-Government and Public Sector Transformation
Brunel University - Business School
Brunel Business School provides a research intensive and forward-looking
environment to educate managers in meeting the needs of contemporary
complex organisations. As a result of our success in the last national
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and as part of our strategic
investment towards the next national research evaluation (REF), we are
offering one PhD studentship (for UK/EU students only) that present a
range of opportunities for committed, intelligent and enthusiastic
individuals wishing to pursue doctoral research. The School’s PhD
programme is accredited by EDAMBA.
Applications are invited from suitable candidates from the UK or other
EU countries for
Research Studentship in the area of ‘public sector transformation
challenges in the 21st century’
Start date: 1st March 2012
You will have at least a 2.1 class bachelor’s degree, ideally possess a
Masters degree in a relevant discipline, and be proficient in English to
at least IELTS 6.5 level. The terms of the bursary are the full payment
of Home/EU fees for a maximum of three years, and £13,590 per year,
subject to annual review and satisfactory progress. You will be required
to engage in teaching activities including preparation, marking time and
invigilation for up to 150 hours per academic year, as part of the
university’s graduate teaching assistants’ (GTA) programme, for which
training will be provided. The appointed candidate will be supervised by
a team of experts in the field of public sector research, but expected
to work independently and demonstrate scholarly work through
publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences through the
duration of the appointment.
Closing date for applications: 2 February 2012
Your electronic application must contain four documents:-
Below is the Documentation you will need for making a PhD application:
1. Completed application form
3. Transcripts & Certificates (Translated and verified in English) for
each degree that the applicant holds (Applicants must hold a Good
Honours degree 2:1 or above or International equivalent or Masters in
relevant subject area) which must be checked against NARIC before
4. 1500 Word Research Proposal Research Proposal on a relevant subject
related to public sector transformation
5. Two reference letters (one must be academic) - They must be on headed
paper and signed.
6. Statement of Purpose (why do they wish to do a PhD)
7. Proof of English (IELTS, TOFEL, Related English Tests/Qualifications)
if you are EU or International
8. Any other relevant information that may support your application(i.e.
These must be sent to email@example.com
All informal enquires should be sent to be sent by email to: Dr
Ramzi El-Haddadeh Ramzi.El-Haddadeh@brunel.ac.uk
Further details of the position can be found at:
Dr Vishanth Weerakkody
Middlesex UB8 3PH
Tel: +44 (0) 1895266020
EDITOR: International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)
WHO. These scholarships are available for students (both generally and those pursuing a career in school librarianship), current Beta Phi Mu members seeking continuing professional education, anyone (student and non-student) interested in conducting research in a foreign country, and current Library Science doctoral students.WHAT. Beta Phi Mu Scholarships. These range in amount from $1,500 to $3,000 apiece.WHEN. Applications due no later than March 15, 2012WHERE. Read more about each available scholarship on the Beta Phi Mu website: http://www.beta-phi-mu.org/Scholarships/scholarships.php
ARCHIVAL SCIENCE STUDENTS WANTED
HEY! Do you need financial assistance to pursue graduate education in archival science? Or financial support to attend a professional conference? If so, then check out these opportunities from the SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARCHIVISTS …
F. GERALD HAM SCHOLARSHIP
$7,500 in financial support to graduate students in their second year of archival studies at a United States university.
$5,000 in financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science. Must be citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
JOSEPHINE FORMAN SCHOLARSHIP
$10,000 in financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science. Must be citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
DONALD PETERSON STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
$1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses to attend SAA Annual Meeting in San Diego in August 2012. Must be a SAA member who is currently enrolled in a North American archival education program or who graduated from an archival education program in the previous calendar year.
HAROLD T. PINKETT MINORITY STUDENT AWARD Complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend SAA Annual Meeting in San Diego in August 2012. For minority undergraduate and graduate students. Seehttp://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett
Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2012 Get yours at http://www2.archivists.org/recognition
Society of American Archivists
The Washington Library Association awards one or more scholarships annually to WLA members who are enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS degree program and have completed at least one semester or quarter. The scholarships are up to $6,000 per recipient. Applicants are evaluated based on demonstrated potential for leadership in the profession and commitment to libraries and library service.
December 30 – Deadline for applications
February date TBD – Top candidates interviewed
April 18-20- Scholarship awarded at the 2012 WLA Conference in Tulalip, WA
How to Apply
Complete the Application form and attach to it:
- Your current resume.
- Copy of an official transcript from the MLIS program you are attending, showing work completed during your last semester or quarter.
- Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a professor or advisor in your MLIS program. Each letter of recommendation should include contact information (email and telephone) for the person writing it.
Washington Library Association, Attn: MLIS Scholarship, 23607 Highway 99, Suite 2-C, Edmonds, WA 98026.
Faxes will not be accepted.
The application and ALL materials must be postmarked by December 30, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.
For more information on the criteria, timeline, and to download the application, click HERE
Dana Murphy-Love, CAE
Washington Library Association
The LITA / Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship, begun in 1999, is awarded jointly on an annual basis currently in the amount of $3,000, by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, and Baker & Taylor. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and information technology field, who plan to follow a career in that field, and who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a vision in pursuit of library and information technology. This scholarship is for study in an ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program.
Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for this scholarship with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference, and a personal statement of the applicant’s view of what he or she can bring to the profession, emphasizing experiences that indicate a potential for leadership and commitment to library technology. Candidates must not have earned more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA Accredited MLS program. Economic need is considered when all other criteria are equal.
The winner is announced and introduced, if present, at the LITA President’s Program during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association.
The Christian Larew Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and selects the scholarship winner.
Application forms and instructions are available at ALA/Divisions Scholarship Program . All applications, references, and transcripts and other documents must be received no later than March 1st, for that year’s scholarship.