Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Available

March 11, 2013 on 10:38 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

The Xi Chapter of Beta Phi Mu is currently accepting applications for its annual $250 scholarship.  The deadline is April 1, 2013.  Information about the scholarship is posted on the Beta Phi Mu webpage


August 25, 2012 on 11:36 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

The Friends of the Library Kona (F.O.L.K.S.) awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to Big Island students pursuing their degree in the LIS Program. Congratulations to Joy Holland, Mara Paio, and Annemarie Aweau, who were the recipients.

This new scholarship targets Big Island students based on their academic excellence, personal achievements, references, and financial need. More information about the scholarship is available on the organization’s web site at


August 25, 2012 on 11:33 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Congratulations to the following students, who received Friends of the Library of Hawaii scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year. The amounts ranged from $1500 to $2800.

Nicolita Garces
Charity Hayashi
Stephanie Kawamura
Joshua Mika
Daphne Miyashiro
Mara Paio
Jaclyn Parrott
Caitlin Ramirez
Barbara Trecker

In addition, an award of $1,000 from the Friends of the Library at Hilo was awarded to a Big Island student, Mara Paio.

Xi Chapter Beta Phi Mu Scholarship

March 12, 2012 on 4:59 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Beta Phi Mu Xi Chapter is offering a $250 scholarship. Details for applying is on the Beta Phi Mu webpage:

The deadline to apply for the Xi Chapter Beta Phi Mu Scholarship is April 1, 2012.  

LIS Students Receive Japanese Government Scholarships

November 10, 2011 on 9:25 pm | In Scholarships, Congratulations | No Comments

This year a second group of students will participate in the exchange program between the UH LIS Program and the University of Tsukuba.  The following five students were selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Japanese government to help participate in the program.

Meagan Calogeras
Erin Green
Taryn Jim
Kapena Shim
Jordan Trader

These LIS students will observe major libraries and archives in Japan, including the National Diet Library, National Archives, Tokyo Metropolitan Library in December 2011. They will also give presentations to Tsukuba students and faculty.

In October, we hosted LIS student Yukako Mizukami, and Dr. Chieko Mizoue, Graduate Chair of the School of Library & Media Studies at the University of Tsukuba.  Sending the five students to Tsukuba is part of our cultural and academic exchange initiative.

The University of Tsukuba is Japan’s largest LIS Program in a national university. At one time it was the National University of Library and Information Science before merging with the University of Tsukuba, which is one of Japan’s leading scientific research institutions.

In fall of 2012, Dr. Andrew Wertheimer will be a visiting researcher /professor at the University of Tsukuba.  We hope this further develops this partnership between our programs.

Achievement Scholarships Awarded for Spring 2012

November 5, 2011 on 7:02 pm | In Scholarships, Congratulations | No Comments

Congratulations to the following students, who will be receiving UH Achievement Scholarships in the spring. This competitive scholarship is based on merit, service, and academic achievement. To be eligible, a student must be a degree-seeking student in a master’s or doctoral program and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. The award is open to both residents and non-residents.

Elizabeth Bacon
Shianne Beer
Ruobing Chi
Pearl DeSure
Nicolita Garces
Sarah Gray
Erin Green
Heather Haack
Jennifer Hamada
Lea Anna Hoffman
Guannan Liu
Kealii MacKenzie
Tamara Martinez
Stacy Naipo
Donna Ohora
Mara Paio
Frankie Pasion
Caitlin Ross Ramirez
Amy Steinbauer
Jordan Trader
Philip Whitford
Masahide Yokomoto

UH LIS Scholarships: Achievement Awards

February 21, 2009 on 8:58 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

The LIS Program is able to provide two types of Achievement Awards. These used to be known as “Tuition Waivers” and “Pacific Asian Scholarships.”  The requirements and application forms are at our website: LIS Office must receive completed applications by April 15th for the FallThere are no awards for the summer semester.  We would also appreciate it if you would add your UHM student ID # and e-mail address on the attached 1-page rationale.

SLA 2009 Travel Scholarship: Sparks Award for Professional Development

January 9, 2009 on 5:01 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

2009 Marion E. Sparks Award for Professional Development

The Chemistry Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is sponsoring a student/new member travel award to defray the costs of attending the 2009 SLA Annual Meeting June 14-17 in Washington, D.C.  The award is intended to encourage the professional development of student members and new members of the Chemistry Division and encourage their participation in Chemistry Division activities. 


TRAVEL AWARD:  $1,500 stipend to attend the 2009 SLA Annual Conference.  The winner will also receive a certificate of achievement and will be introduced at the Chemistry Division Business Meeting & Breakfast.


ELIGIBILITY:  All student members of the Chemistry Division and all new members of the Chemistry Division (individuals who have joined since January 2008) are eligible.  All applicants must have joined the Chemistry Division by February 23, 2009.  See below for how to join.    



Please submit the following: 

-A brief essay that: a) clearly articulates your objectives for professional development; and b) indicates

what you hope to gain from attending the SLA Annual Meeting.  Maximum length: 2 pages. 


-Names of two references.

-Brief budget (expected expenses for registration, airfare, lodging, food and/or continuing education course). 

Registration in a Chemistry Division or other Continuing Education (CE) course is recommended, but not required. 


DEADLINE:  All applications must be received by March 9, 2009.  The winner will be notified by March 27, 2009.  Essays will be judged by the SLA Chemistry Division Awards Committee.


HISTORY:   The award is named to honor Marion E. Sparks, a chemistry librarian at the University of Illinois from 1913 until her death in 1929. Ms. Sparks contributed a great deal to the field of chemical information, her achievements include teaching courses on chemical information, and authoring and publishing what is argued to be the first book to formally address chemical literature and library instruction.



Cory Craig

University of California, Davis
Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616-8676



Music Library Summer Internship Opportunities

January 9, 2009 on 5:00 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Music Library: Ensemble Librarian Intern, 7 positions: (7 week stipend $1,175 includes room and board)

Priority consideration given to completed applications submitted before February 28, 2009.

Duties may include distributing music for large performing groups, photocopying, marking string parts, repairing and filing music.  Attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment are musts.  Program requires a 3 day learning intensive covering the basics of performing ensemble librarianship.  Each ensemble librarian will be responsible for all music preparation and distribution for their assigned ensembles and must participate in a team environment.  Must be able to lift and transport boxes on wheeled carts across campus.  Music background is necessary and bachelor’s degree preferred.

For more information, please check out:

Required for application: seasonal application, music library supplemental application and three Interlochen reference forms


Music Library: Music Reference Intern, 2 positions: (7 week stipend $800 includes room and board)

Duties may include circulating chamber music/recordings, photocopying, and acting as an information source for music reference.  Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and willingness to participate in a team environment required.  Music background is necessary and bachelor’s degree a plus.

Required for application: seasonal application and three Interlochen reference forms


Karen Sternheim Memorial Scholarship

January 9, 2009 on 4:55 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

The Southern California Chapter of Special Libraries Association (SLA) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2009 Karen Sternheim Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to residents of California and Nevada who are currently taking classes in an accredited MLS or MLIS program.

For more information, rules, deadlines, and the application form, please go to:

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