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Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Scholarship - Apply by Nov. 30by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 10:29 am
Awarded biannually since December 2011, the SALALM Scholarship was established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies academic librarianship.
A conference travel award of up to $1500 will be given to a master’s student in an ALA-accredited library and information science or archival studies program to defray the costs of attending the SALALM annual conference. The next conference will be June 13-17, 2015, hosted by Princeton University.
Awardees will be asked to write a summary of their conference experience, to be posted on the SALALM website.
Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections, and services. The SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship 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, or Iberia, and who have career aspirations involving service to academic users seeking information about or researching topics involving the Latin American, Caribbean, or Iberian regions are encouraged 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 science, information science, or 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. Anyone having received this scholarship in previous years or a travel grant from SALALM is not eligible to apply.
- Knowledge of Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or Iberia
- Commitment to a career in academic libraries and information science or a related field
- Record of academic achievement
- Competency in one or more of the area’s languages
Deadline for all application materials: November 30, 2014.
Art Libraries Society of North America 2015 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award - apply by Dec. 15.by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 01:39 pm
2015 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award
The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2015 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.
Who May Apply
This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html
ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee
Amy Ballmer (chair)
Assoc. Prof. | Asst. Head of Research & Instructional Services
Gladys Marcus Library | Goodman Resource Center
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, Room E412
New York, New York 10001
Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants to ACRL 2015
See all Conference Scholarships at http://conference.acrl.org/scholarships-pages-162.php
Purpose & Goal
The ACRL Conference will be held in Portland, OR, March 25 - 28, 2015. ACRL Travel Grants provide opportunities for Spectrum Scholars to participate in ACRL professional development activities at the conference, to expand their network of colleagues, and to have face-to-face time to build new—or strengthen existing—relationships with their mentors, for those Scholars participating in the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program.
Four (4) awards consisting of complimentary advanced early bird registration (a value of $100-$385 depending on membership type) and $600 cash for travel expenses. The application deadline is November 7, 2014 (11:59 p.m. Central Time).
- Must be a current or past recipient of an ALA Spectrum Scholarship and a first-time attendee at an ACRL conference.
- Must be a current ACRL personal member (waived for 2014-2015 Spectrum recipients).
- Preference may be given to Spectrum Scholars who have applied for an academic librarianship mentor through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program.
- Previous recipients are not eligible.
- Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
A complete ACRL Spectrum Scholar Travel Grant Application includes three pieces: one online application and two supporting documents submitted via email. All of the following items must be submitted as described below by the deadline.
- A completed online ACRL Spectrum Scholar Travel Grant Application, including the requested personal statements and current résumé/curriculum vitae (CV). Apply online at https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/scholarship/2014/spectrum_application.cfm
- A Supporting Statement from a supervisor who is familiar with your work or an LIS professor/dean comment on your qualifications and how attendance at the ACRL 2015 conference will benefit you professionally and/or personally must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com. Whether sent from you or directly from the recommender, be sure your name and “Supporting Statement” appear in the email's subject line.
- Applicants should not register for the ACRL 2015 conference until notified of their status to avoid the need for refunds. The discounted early-bird registration rate will be available until February 13, 2015 for those do not receive a scholarship, but still want to attend.
Deadline for Submission
The deadline for receipt of the application and statement of support is November 7, 2014 (11:59 p.m. Central Time).
- The ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Committee will select the recipients.
- Recipients will be selected based on their commitment to academic librarianship, their desired learning outcomes for attending the conference, their financial and professional development needs as evidenced by their responses to open-ended questions on the application form.
- The strength of their supporting statement from a supervisor or LIS professor/dean.
- Preference may be given to Spectrum Scholars who have applied for an academic librarianship mentor through the ACRL E.J. Josey Mentoring Program for Spectrum Scholars.
The four (4) recipients will be notified via email by February 1, 2015 and formally announced after they have confirmed their acceptance.
For questions contact David Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder that November 3, 2014 is the deadline for applications for the ARL Career Enhancement Program (CEP). The ARL CEP is a diversity program that seeks to recruit library and information science students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups into careers in research libraries. The ARL CEP offers a generous suite of benefits that includes a paid summer internship in an ARL partner library, professional development delivered through the ARL Leadership Symposium, and many other benefits. More information about the application process and deadline, the participating partner libraries in 2015, and other program components can be found on the ARL website:
The ARL CEP is funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries.
Please distribute widely and encourage exceptional candidates to apply!
As always, let me know if you have any questions.
Mark A. Puente
Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Apply by Oct 24 - ACRL/NY Symposium Student Scholarships - Greater New York Metropolitan Area ACRL CHapterby Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:52 am
Are you currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in library/information science? Are you considering a career in academic librarianship? Would you like to join a vibrant community of practice with academic-library colleagues from the Greater New York Metropolitan area? If yes, we encourage you to apply for one of four ACRL/NY Symposium Student Scholarships offered by the Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
The ACRL/NY Symposium Student Scholarship is a waiver of registration fees for the organization’s upcoming 2014 symposium, “The Academic Librarian in the Open Access Future,” to take place at Baruch College’s Vertical Campus on Friday, December 5, 2014. Featuring speakers, poster sessions, small group discussions and networking opportunities, this year’s event will focus on the ways in which the open access movement impacts academic librarians and the services they provide. Breakfast and lunch at the event are included with the symposium scholarship.
Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the full-day symposium and publish a short article on their impressions of the day in the ACRL/NY newsletter Connections.
Application submission deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014
Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before: Monday, November 17, 2014
For further information about the symposium, go to: http://acrlnysymp2014.wordpress.com/.
To submit your application, go to: http://acrlnysymp2014.wordpress.com/scholarship/.
We look forward to your submission.
The 2014 ACRL/NY Symposium Committee
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.
In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.
The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:
- Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
- Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
- Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
- Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
- Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States
The Fellowship offers:
- A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,146 in 2014)
- Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
- Some relocation funding
Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.
Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or email@example.com
This conference travel grant aims to increase diversity in LIS education/research, and will be awarded beginning with ALISE Conference 2015. It provides a past recipient of the ALA Spectrum Scholarship who wishes to address issues of diversity through doctoral study or teaching as adjuncts an opportunity to gain exposure to and network with LIS educators, scholars and doctoral students. The award continues ALA’s and ALISE’s commitment to diversity, and commemorates the adoption of the ALISE Diversity Statement at the 2013 ALISE Conference. This award is complementary to the ALISE Diversity Travel Award to the ALISE Conference, which is sponsored by ALISE. This award is sponsored by ALA with complimentary registration and membership sponsored by ALISE.
The ALA/ALISE Spectrum Travel Award recipient will receive:
- A stipend of $750 (U.S.) that may defray lodging and meal expenses during the conference
- Complimentary conference registration
- A complimentary one-year membership
- A certificate at the ALISE awards ceremony
The award recipient’s school or organization is asked to help with travel costs.
Awardee Commitment Guidelines:
- Assisting and attending the Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns SIG program and meeting.
- Commits to an additional 5 hours of ALISE activities which may include: Assisting with conference registration (as schedules permit); assisting with major sessions; assist with business meeting, attend a board meeting, etc.
- Is highly encouraged to participate in the ALISE Work In-Progress Poster Session.
- Engages with an assigned conference buddy during the conference.
- Writes a 750-word article about their conference experiences for use by ALISE
- The award is open to recipients (past and current) of the ALA Spectrum Scholarship whose experiences, research interests and professional goals align with ALISE's diversity principles. (see ALISE Diversity Statement).
- Preference will be given to applicants who are not doctoral LIS students nor hold an LIS PhD.
- Recipient cannot receive both the ALISE Diversity Travel Award and this award.
- Alignment with ALISE Diversity statement
- Does diversity statement indicate impact on diversity within LIS education or research
- Demonstrated commitment to exploring diversity issues
- Understanding of conference
- Impact of conference on research/teaching goals
Application - All applications received by midnight CDT on October 1 will be considered. Notifications will be made by October 31, 2014.
Please join us in recruiting a new generation of LIS professionals and help ensure that all potential and new LIS students are aware of these opportunities for support! We encourage you to share this information broadly:
The American Library Association is currently accepting applications for the ALA Scholarship Program which includes over 12 different scholarship opportunities, many of which make multiple annual awards. For more information visit www.ala.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply for ALA Scholarships is March 1, 2015.
The American Library Association (ALA) has committed itself to making a Master’s degree in library and information science more accessible and affordable for talented women and men who have made the library profession a career choice. Libraries serve as the foundation of life-long learning in our society – they change lives, build communities and connect individuals at the local level with global resources of information and knowledge. To meet the changing needs of an evolving society, libraries need culturally diverse librarians. This is the goal of the Spectrum Scholarship Program. Spectrum annually provides 50 or more American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds.
Over 880 students from traditionally underrepresented groups have received scholarships, leadership training, professional networking and mentoring in order to build a pool of talented and trained library leaders reflective of the populations served by all libraries. If you would like to join this extraordinary group and you are committed to serving your community, a Spectrum Scholarship can position you for success.
Did You Know?
• You do not need to be formally enrolled or accepted into library school at the time of your application, you simply need to be enrolled by the Fall semester immediately following your selection for a Spectrum Scholarship.
• Your Spectrum Scholarship can be used at any ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an ALA/AASL-recognized School Library Media program.
• You need to be enrolled in only two courses per semester while receiving your Spectrum scholarship funds.
• Current students are eligible for Spectrum provided they can complete 2 classes for credit during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters and do not plan to graduate prior to May 2016.
Information on applying to Spectrum, as well as other scholarships available through the American Librarianship Association, can be found at www.ala.org/scholarships.
The following items are required for all ALA scholarship applications.
1. Completed online application (which includes a personal statement).
2. Three professional references (only references on the official online form will be accepted). You will be prompted to indicate your professional references within the online application.
3. Official academic transcripts from institution(s) where you received your bachelors degree. Only official (sealed) copies will be accepted. All items must be received in the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, by March 1 to be considered.
The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The meeting takes place Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2015, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.
Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,500, and one of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee. The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.
Deadline for entry is Nov. 3, 2014; scholarship recipients will be notified no later than Dec. 12, 2014. To apply, candidates must complete the application criteria and submit an essay that addresses the following topic: “What is the most significant challenge or opportunity for your library in 2015?” Essays and applications will be judged by a jury designated by ALA.
Visit http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/351/apply for application information.
EBSCO is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 380,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
For more information, please contact:
Public Relations Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
American Library Association
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2015.
The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.
At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level.
To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form athttp://www.ala.org/lita/sites/ala.org.lita/files/content/involve/committees/exlibris/ExLibrisAwardApplication.pdf. Send the signed, completed forms by Feb. 27, 2015 to the Award Committee Chair, Sandra Barclay, Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Rd NW MD# 0009, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5827. Submit the manuscript to Sandra electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 28, 2015.
The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents. For more information about Ex Libris Group visit www.exlibrisgroup.com.
Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership including systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. For more information, visitwww.lita.org, or contact the LITA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail: email@example.com