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RBMS Scholarships APPLY by 3/30**-Special Collections-ACRL Rare Books & Mss Opportunity Knocks!

  • 1.  RBMS Scholarships APPLY by 3/30**-Special Collections-ACRL Rare Books & Mss Opportunity Knocks!

    Posted Mar 06, 2012 11:08 AM

    Dear Library History friends & colleagues:

    Please help get the word out before March 30th on these OPPORTUNITIES to attend ACRL RBMS Rare Books and Manuscripts Pre-Conference this June in San Diego CA the week before ALA Annual in Anaheim.

    If you are interested in Special Collections --this is for you !  Apply !   

    (forwarding from Diane Warner via RBMS list - Karen Weaver/ LHRT MOC)

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    From: "Warner, Diane" <diane.warner@ttu.edu>

    Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 16:21:39 -0600

    Subject: [RBMS] RBMS Preconference Scholarships

    To: "rbms@ala.org" <rbms@ala.org>

    Reminder: Deadline for applications is March 30, 2012

    Please help with publicizing these scholarships.

    In partnership with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of ACRL is offering scholarships to subsidize first-time preconference attendance by professional librarians and qualified paraprofessionals and students.

    RBMS is committed to increasing diversity in its membership and the special collections and archival professions. Accordingly, several preconference scholarships have been designated for applicants of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups. For more information about the RBMS commitment to diversity, please visit the RBMS website<http://rbms.info/committees/diversity/index.shtml>.

    Full and partial scholarships will be awarded. Full scholarships include a waiver of the preconference registration fee (up to $280 for professional and paraprofessional ACRL members, and $125 for full-time student members) plus a travel and accommodation stipend of $700. Partial scholarships provide complimentary registration and may or may not include a stipend.

    Eligibility: All candidates must meet one of the following criteria: 1) be currently enrolled in a library, information science, or archival studies program; 2) be a graduate of such a program; or 3) be currently employed as a paraprofessional in a rare books, special collections, or archival capacity. Candidates must also be members of ACRL who have not previously attended an RBMS preconference and who do not have sufficient institutional support to attend.

    Deadline: All applications must be received by midnight PST on March 30, 2012.

    To apply:

    Candidates must complete an online application form<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/53HTWN8>. We recommend you view the form, prepare your answers and then return to the form to complete it. Answers for the longer questions may be cut and pasted into the form.

    Requirements: Scholarship recipients are required to attend the whole preconference and complete the conference evaluation. To help us ensure the ongoing improvement of the scholarship program, all scholarship winners will be required to submit a post-conference evaluation letter by July 29, 2012.

    Notification: All applicants will be notified on or before April 27, 2012.

    Diane Warner Librarian for the Sowell Family Collection in Literature,

    Community and the Natural World Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

    Texas Tech University

    806-742-3749   diane.warner@ttu.edu

    / thx KW

    MORE Information about the ACRL RBMS Rare Books & Manuscripts Pre-Conference in San Diego this June 2012 can be found here :  http://www.rbms.info/conferences/index.shtml


    Karen Weaver, MLS - Electronic Resources Statistician, Collection Management, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA email: weaverk@duq.edu / Gmail: (preferred) melvil4u@gmail.com

    Member, ALA LHRT Library History Round Table, Membership & Outreach Committee / Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship / Member, ALISE Association for Library & Information Science Education, Membership Advisory Committee