Are you in library/information school, or headed there this Fall? The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student of Asian or Pacific background who is enrolled, or has been accepted into, a master’s or doctoral degree program in library and/or information science at a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). We hope that you will apply for the award or encourage others that you know to do so as well.
The deadline is April 30, 2012. The eligibility information, application requirements, and online application form can be found on APALA’s website— http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/apala-scholarship/
APALA membership information— http://www.apalaweb.org/membership/membership.htm J
The 2012 APALA Travel Award Selection Committee:
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2012 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2012 Annual Conference, held June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif.
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, housing for six nights and six days per diem. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member and present a report about their experiences. The recipient also 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 2012 Conable Scholarship is Friday, April 6; the award will be announced in May.
Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies degree programor an AASL-recognized master’s programs 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 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 is already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded.
Gordon Conable was a California librarian and intellectual freedom champion who served several terms as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He was executive vice president for public libraries at Library Systems and Services (LSSI) in Riverside, Calif., and was responsible for management and performance of LSSI’s public library contracts, including the 30-branch Riverside County, Calif., system. He also served as director of the Monroe County (Mich.) Library System from 1988–1998. During his tenure there, he withstood an intense controversy over Madonna’s book “Sex.” Before that he was associate director of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Washington. For his efforts, Conable received the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award and the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for “intellectual freedom fighters.” In 1994 he was the first librarian recognized as Michigan’s Public Administrator of the Year.
Following his unexpected death in 2005, his wife and FTRF created the Conable Fund, which provides funding for the Conable Scholarship. To date, three Conable Scholarships have been granted. To contribute to the Conable Fund, contact the Freedom to Read Foundation at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Freedom to Read Foundation, an affiliated organization of the American Library Association, was founded in 1969 to promote and defend the right of individuals to freely express ideas and to access information in libraries and elsewhere. FTRF fulfills its mission through the disbursement of grants to individuals and groups, primarily for the purpose of aiding them in litigation, and through direct participation in litigation dealing with freedom of speech and of the press.
Freedom to Read Foundation
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 545-2433 x4226 (toll-free)
(312) 280-4227 (fax)
Submissions are now being accepted for the Joe Ann Clifton Student Award 2012 from the IT Division of SLA. This award is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science student. The award recipient will receive a 1-year student membership in SLA and expenses to attend the annual conference in Chicago! More information is available at: http://bit.ly/CliftonSLA
Please share this announcement with any students who might be interested in submitting an award application. Thank you!
—Beth Kraemer, SLA IT Membership and Awards Chair
Director of Emerging Technology
2-1 William T. Young Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0456
phone: (859)257-0500 x 2115
SL: Alice Burgess
Applications for the Society of American Archivists’ Mosaic Scholarship are due in two weeks, with a deadline of February 28, 2012.
The Mosaic Scholarship was established by the SAA Council in August 2008 to advance SAA’s Diversity Strategic Priority: To provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
As the SAA and SAA Foundation budgets permit, up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership in the Society of American Archivists and complimentary registration to the Society’s Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship is received.
The Mosaic Scholarship is open to students who are:
* A citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
* Of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent.
* Currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year. (The graduate program must offer at least three courses in archival science or be listed in the current SAA Directory of Archival Education<http://www2.archivists.org/dae>. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, the applicant must provide proof of the three-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current course catalog.)
* Have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of award (i.e., June 1).
For more information and instructions on applying, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.
Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship
TLA is pleased to offer the Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship to an emerging member of this profession. Named for a beloved former TLA President who trained and mentored a generation of theatre librarians, archivists and scholars, the Scholarship aims to recruit and support new members and future leaders.
Applicants should be students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS or archival training program. Prospective applicants should provide proof of their student status, submit a current resume with contact information for three references, as well as a 500-1000 word essay on the topic:
TLA at 75: Collecting the Future by Mediating the Past
Submission deadline is June 30, 2012. Applications will be screened by the Scholarship Committee. The winner will be announced at the Book Awards and Annual Business Meeting on October 12th. The winner will be presented with a $500 check, one-year complimentary TLA membership, and the opportunity to read his or her essay to the audience. This essay will subsequently be published in BROADSIDE, TLA’s quarterly newsletter.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, New York 10023 www.tla-online.org
The Acquisitions Institute is sponsoring a scholarship for a student currently enrolled in library school to attend the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Conference on May 19-22, 2012 in Mount Hood, OR. Students must submit a 300 word essay telling the Acquisitions Institute about themselves and why attendance at the Acquisitions Institute would benefit them. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5, 2012 to be considered for the scholarship.
The Scholarship will cover the Institute registration including meals, Timberline Lodge accommodations, plus up to $300.00 in travel expenses (reimbursed from receipts).
The Acquisitions Institute is a 3 day conference that focuses on the building and managing of library collections.
More information about the Institute, including the preliminary program for 2012, can be found at:
If you have any questions please contact: email@example.com
The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies academic librarianship. To be awarded biannually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master’s candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program.
Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, or SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections and services. The SALALM Scholarship award will include a one-year membership in the organization.
Who Should Apply:
Applicants able to demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean or their diaspora, and who have career aspirations involving service to academic users seeking information about, or researching topics involving the Latin American or Caribbean region, are urged to apply.
Interest may be demonstrated through previous work, internships, undergraduate or graduate-level study, involvement through volunteer programs with governmental, non- governmental or private sector organizations, and research and publication on topics relevant to the area. Competency in one of the area’s major languages is highly important.
Applicants must be master’s degree candidates in ALA- accredited programs in library and information science or in archival studies (with equivalent accreditation where applicable) in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study and recipients must be enrolled students at the time the award is made.
Conflict of Interest:
The committee will make every effort to avoid any conflicts of interest. Committee members will recuse themselves from the evaluation of any applicant known to them personally.
Personal Statement (500 words max.) In the personal statement please tell the committee about your career objectives and about your documented commitment and interest in the Latin American and/or Caribbean region. Commitment in related areas, such as human rights, transnationalism, migration, ecology or natural resources, indigenous peoples, politics, etc., is also of interest to the committee. Describe your academic, work or volunteer experiences, and expertise in the region. Documented commitment may take the form of work, research on, or volunteering in the region, or with Latino/a populations; this could be in NGOs, libraries, government service, legal aid, sports, education, after-school programs, etc. PDF files only. Please use the following file naming convention: LASTNAME.firstname_ps
Letter of Reference: One letter of reference is required as part of your application. The letter should be from someone able to speak to your abilities, achievements and perhaps personal qualities. Your reference may be provided by a professor, employer or supervisor, professional colleague or similar individual involved with Latin America or the Caribbean, or with U.S. Latino/a populations. Please ask your reference to upload his or her letter at: http://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalm-scholarship/recommendation Note: An application is considered complete only when a letter of reference is received by the committee on or before the February 20, 2012 deadline. PDF files only. Please use the following file naming convention: LASTNAME.firstname_rec
Unofficial transcript: Please upload an unofficial transcript of your academic record in the library, information or archival studies program in which you are currently enrolled, as well as for each institution from which you received an academic degree. PDF files only. Please use the following file naming convention: LASTNAME.firstname_transcripts
Deadline for all application materials: February 20, 2012
For further information, please contact the SALALM Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newest addition to the Google scholarships family is the Google Student Veterans of America (SVA) Scholarship. We’re partnering with the nonprofit Student Veterans of America (SVA) to support their mission of providing veterans with the resources, support and advocacy they need to succeed in higher education and throughout their careers. The Google SVA Scholarship is available to student veterans who are pursuing degrees in computer science and related fields in the U.S. for the 2012-2013 academic year. In addition to the financial award, recipients will be invited to attend the annual all-expenses-paid scholars’ retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. in the summer of 2012.
For more information check out Google’s scholarships: http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/students/proscho/scholarships/uscanada/
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is launching a new scholarship to encourage African American students to become librarians.
Albemarle-Charlottesville Chapter President Rick Turner presented the program to the board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Monday. The scholarship will offer one student each year up to $3,000 to intern with the library system.
Turner said, “It provides an opportunity for them to want to go into library work if they are willing to take upon the opportunity of the details and the study, because library work is very tedious.”
The scholarship is open to students in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. The library and NAACP are accepting applications now through April 6.