2009 CALA Scholarships

January 9, 2009 on 4:53 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Application Deadline: March 15, 2009

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2009 CALA Scholarships:

      • The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science
        Established in 2004, the CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science awards $1,000 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
      • The C.C. Seetoo Conference Travel Scholarship
        The scholarship awards $500 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America to attend the ALA Annual Conference and the CALA Annual Program. The recipient is required to attend the above conference.
      • The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship
        The scholarship awards $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
      •  The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA)
        The scholarship awards $200 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

These scholarships are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master’s or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America.

Applicants may select and apply to any or all of the scholarships listed above. One application and reference package will suffice.

These Scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are posted on the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) website. For more information, please visit the CALA website at http://www.cala-web.org/node/204  where you will find guidelines, application forms, and other information. The application deadline is 12 midnight Pacific Time March 15, 2009.  The recipients of the scholarships will be announced by May 31, 2009, and the awards will be presented by the Chinese American Librarians Association at the CALA Awards Banquet during the ALA annual conference in Chicago, IL.

The Chinese American Librarians Association was founded in 1973, has seven regional chapters, and is affiliated with the American Library Association. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University.

Please send the completed application package via email to yxu1@calstatela.edu, Ying Xu, Chair of the CALA Scholarship Committee.

CALA Scholarship Committee:
Dajin Sun
Vincci Kwong   
Irene Ke        
Joy-yi Wang
Jian Anna Xiong
Lingling Kuo
Ying Xu(Chair)

Congratulations to Molly Due, Betsy Knight, and Dean Louie on receiving the Maui Friends of the Libraries

January 6, 2009 on 7:09 pm | In Scholarships, Congratulations | No Comments

http://users.maui.net/~mfol/

The LIS Program thanks the MFOL for allocating $2,000 in scholarships for Maui County LIS students. This is their first time to offer student scholarships. The Friends earn funds from memberships and their bookstore. Neighbor island students on the Big Island can also apply for scholarships from the Friends of the Hilo Library Scholarship. All UH LIS students are also encouraged to apply for the Friends of the Library of Hawai’i Scholarship.

H.A.S.L. ‘09 Scholarships

December 23, 2008 on 8:32 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

Hawaii Association of School Librarians (H.A.S.L.) will be awarding two $500 scholarships to LIS students in 2009.  Application deadline is March 31, 2009.  Full-time and also part-time students are eligible.

Requirements:

-H.A.S.L membership**

-Application form

-Personal statement

-Two letters of recommendation

-Resume

-Copy of letter of acceptance from the UH LIS Program

-Proof of Spring ‘09 course enrollment

**Not a H.A.S.L. member yet?  Simply submit a membership application along with your scholarship application materials.

Visit http://hasl.ws or http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/students.php?page=scholarships for details.  Scholarship application form will be ready for downloading starting early 2009.

NASIG Rose Robischon Scholarship, underwritten by Swets Information Service

December 18, 2008 on 8:21 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applicants for the first annual Rose Robischon Scholarship, underwritten by Swets Information Service. Through this scholarship, a serials professional lacking funds for professional travel will be able to afford attendance at the 2009 NASIG Annual Conference to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, June 4-7, 2009.

The scholarship is named in honor of Rose Robischon. During her two decades of active service in NASIG, Rose served as member and chair of several NASIG committees and held the elected position of treasurer from 2005 to 2007. NASIG is pleased to offer this scholarship in memory of Rose’s many contributions to the library profession and to honor her energy, warmth, and humor.

The scholarship offers the recipient with funding to attend the NASIG conference for the year in which the scholarship is given. Expenses for travel within North America, registration, and three nights lodging will be paid for the recipient. Conference registration includes most meals, and a stipend of $75 is intended to offset the cost of meals not included and transportation between the airport and the conference hotel.

For details regarding eligibility and application requirements, please visit the award announcement at http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_robischon2.cfm.

The application deadline for the Rose Robischon Scholarship and other NASIG awards is February 16, 2009. For details about the awards offered by NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/about_awards.cfm.

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship

December 10, 2008 on 7:29 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

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

·         One week Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United States

·         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 ($48,108.00 in 2008)

·         Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance

·         Some relocation funding

·         Assistance in finding housing

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 2009.  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 6, 2009.  

Feel free to contact me for further information.  I can be reached at 301-435-4083 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov

 

Kathel Dunn     Associate Fellowship Coordinator

National Library of Medicine

Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19

8600 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD  20894

301-435-4083

dunnk@mail.nih.gov

SAA seeks nominations for the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

December 9, 2008 on 2:05 pm | In Scholarships, Events | No Comments

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2009

Established in 1993, the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award recognizes
minority undergraduate and graduate students, such as those of African,
Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American descent, who, through
scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming
 professional archivists and active members of SAA. The Pinkett award was
 developed to encourage exceptional minority students to consider careers in
 the archival profession and, in turn, increase minority participation in SAA
 by exposing minority students to the experience of attending national
 meetings and encouraging them to join the organization.

 To be eligible, minority students, with preference given to full-time
 students, must possess a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while
 enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the
 academic year preceding the date the award is given. Full complimentary
registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and
 travel for attending the SAA Annual Meeting.  Next year’s SAA Annual
 Meeting, themed Sustainable Archives, will take place at the Austin Hilton
 from August 11-16, 2009.  The Award is jointly funded by the SAA Archivists
 and Archives of Color Roundtable and is presented in late summer during
 SAA’s annual meeting.

 For more information and nomination forms please see:
http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/aac/Awards_Pinkett.htm

Josué Hurtado
Harold T. Pinkett Subcommittee

ARCHIVES 2009: Sustainable Archives
73rd Annual Meeting
Conference Dates: August 11-16, 2009
Austin Hilton 

Related Links:
——
[1] http://www.archivists.org/conference/ 
[2] http://www.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett.asp
[3] http://www.archivists.org/recognition/PinkettAwardForm.pdf
[4] http://www.archivists.org/recognition/PinkettAwardForm.rtf

Student award from SLA Asian Chapter

December 7, 2008 on 3:26 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

The Asian Chapter of the Special Libraries Association in conjunction
with the Science-Technology Division of the Special Libraries
Association is offering a very unique award for one Asia based
Master’s level student in the field of Library and Information Science
who has a particular interest in a career related to some aspect of
the field of Science and Technology librarianship.

The award will fund the costs associated with traveling to Washington,
D.C. in June 2009, to attend the Special Libraries Association’s
Annual Conference, which also happens to be the SLA’s 100th
Anniversary.  The US$ 1800 Award will cover economy class air fare,
lodging while in Washington, D.C., conference registration, a one year
membership in the SLA, and incidental expenses.

More details about the award including application requirements are
attached. The deadline for applying is 31 December 2008.

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global
organization for innovative information professionals and their
strategic partners. SLA serves more than 11,000 members in 75
countries in the information profession, including corporate,
academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and
strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking
initiatives. For more information, visit us on the Web at
www.sla.org.

The Asian chapter of SLA is one of the largest chapters, covering a
geographical area consisting of over 20 Asian countries. The Asian
Chapter organizes workshops, seminars, meetings and training as well
as networking opportunities for Asian information professionals by
linking them to their counterparts throughout Asia and the rest of the
world and also offers an awards program. For more information on the
Asian Chapter, please visit
http://units.sla.org/chapter/cas/index.html

We believe that this SLA Asian Chapter Award provides an exceptional
opportunity for a talented student to travel to the US and to enhance
their skills and understanding of librarianship through meeting a
large number of top level information professionals from around the
world as well as attending Conference sessions and a very large
Information Exhibition.  We would very much appreciate your help in
publicizing this Award among the students in your program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Scott Davidson,
Chairman, Awards Committee, SLA Asian Chapter at
scottjdavidson@gmail.com or to Debal C Kar, SLA Asian Chapter President at dckar@teri.re.sin

Mosaic Scholarship Established by SAA

December 7, 2008 on 3:24 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science

CHICAGO — The Society of American Archivists (SAA) has established a new scholarship for minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science. The Mosaic Scholarship will provide $5,000 in financial aid and offer mentoring support to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist. It will be awarded to two applicants for the first time in 2009.

Archives contain historical records and artifacts, and archivists work to ensure the identification, preservation, and availability of the nation’s historical record. The Mosaic Scholarship was established in 2008 to promote diversification of the American archives profession. The award will be given to applicants who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

“SAA is committed to recruiting and developing a diverse archives workforce and the Mosaic Scholarship is one important step toward achieving that goal,” said SAA President Frank Boles.    

Scholarship applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or

Canada, and be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent. They must be 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. For more detailed information on eligibility requirements and application procedures, go to: http://www.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.asp. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28, 2009. In addition to the scholarship, awardees will receive a one-year membership in the Society of American Archivists and complimentary registration to the 2009 SAA Annual Meeting in

Austin, Texas.
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) is a Chicago-based national professional organization representing more than 5,400 individual and institutional members. Founded in 1936, its mission is to serve the education and information needs of its members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation’s historical record.  

MAUI County Residents–Scholarship: Friends: Due 12/15/09

December 7, 2008 on 3:16 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Aloha Maui County LIS students,

The Maui Friends of the Libraries have graciously allocated up to $2,000 for scholarships for classified students in the LIS Program who are Maui County residents. Please complete the attached application and get it to Andrew Wertheimer by 12/15/08 by FAX (808/ 956.5835) or e-mail attachment (wertheim@hawaii.edu).

The Maui Friends hope to be able to offer this type of support again next year, but one cannot make such promises these days. We look forward to receiving your application.

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program

October 21, 2008 on 10:24 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

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
  • One week Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United States
  • 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 ($48,108.00 in 2008)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding
  • Assistance in finding housing

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 2009.  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 6, 2009.

Feel free to contact me for further information.  I can be reached at 301-435-4083 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov.

Kathel Dunn
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20894
301-435-4083
dunnk@mail.nih.gov

Click to see NLM Associate Fellowship Program Poster.

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