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The MLA/ACRL Chapter is pleased to announce a scholarship for the 2013 Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries Conference, scheduled for May 16-17. The MLA/ACRL Chapter Scholarship for the 2013 Academic Libraries Conference provides one (1) Michigan academic librarian with a full registration ($225.00 value) to the event. Academic Libraries is the premier professional development event for Michigan academics. It offers excellent professional development opportunities and provides a chance to connect and network with peer colleagues from across the state. The two-day event takes place in beautiful Traverse City at the Park Place Hotel, located on the edge of Traverse City’s vibrant downtown area near shopping, restaurants and the beach. Trevor Dawes, president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Associate University Librarian @ Washington University Libraries in St. Louis, is the featured keynote speaker. For a complete schedule of activities and full descriptions of all 21 breakout sessions, please visit the event webpage, http://www.mla.lib.mi.us/events/academic To access the scholarship application and to learn more information, including eligibility requirements, visit the scholarship page on the MLA website, http://www.mla.lib.mi.us/node/1914 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Stephanie Davis, davisstephand@jccmi.edu, MLA/ARCL Chapter Chair.

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL)
Grants Program
http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/grants
The purpose of the AALL Grants Program is to financially assist librarians who hold promise of future involvement in the law library profession. Funds are provided by vendors, AALL, and AALL members. Grants cover registration costs at association-sponsored educational activities, including the Annual Meeting, Institutes, and Workshops. Preference is given to newer, active members of AALL or members of an AALL Chapter.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/George-A-Strait-Minority-Scholarship
The $3500 George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Web page includes application form.
Also listed under Grants for Indviduals - Minorities, Law, Libraries
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL)
Government Documents Special Interest Section
Veronica Maclay Travel Grant
http://www.aallnet.org/sections/gd/Membership/
The Government Documents Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL GD-SIS) usually awards a grant in the amount of $400 to a student currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library and information studies master's program to attend thier annual conference.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL) / LEXIS-NEXIS Research Fund Grants Program
Research Fund
http://www.aallnet.org/about/grant_application.asp
The Research Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries is accepting applications through April 1, 2005 for research grants from the AALL/LEXIS-NEXIS Research Fund Grants Program, totaling up to $5,000.
The committee will award one or more grants to library professionals who wish to conduct research that supports the research/scholarly agenda of the profession of librarianship. The grants program funds small or large research projects that create, disseminate, or otherwise use legal and law-related information as its focus. Projects may range from the historical (indexes, legislative histories, bibliographies, biographies, directories) to the theoretical (trends in cataloging, publishing or new service models in libraries) to the practical (implementation models for collection, personnel or infrastructure management).
The AALL Research Agenda offers suggestions for possible research projects that cover a wide segment of professional interest including: the profession of law librarianship, law library patrons, law library services, legal research and bibliography, legal information resources, and law library facilities. However, projects are not limited to those described in the agenda, and the committee will consider all applications and research projects. Review AALL's Research Agenda.
To apply for the grants, all applicants must provide resumes and statements of their qualifications for carrying out their projects. The applications should demonstrate experience with research projects and an understanding of the dissemination and use of legal and law-related information. Priority will be given to practicing law librarians and AALL members, working individually or in partnership with other information professionals. The grant application and complete guidelines.
For more information about the grants, please contact Michael Slinger, Chair of the AALL Research Committee, at michael.slinger@law.csuohio.edu
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL)
Scholarships Program
http://www.aallnet.org/services/scholarships.asp
Offer seven types of scholarships to assist law librarians and future law librarians with educational expenses. Please note that there are scholarships for degree programs as well as for continuing education.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Awards and Grantst
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslawards/researchgrant/researchgrant.cfm
Currently list information about ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant, Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Fund, and Innovative Reading Grant.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Indian Library Association
Scholarships and Travel Grants
http://ailanet.org/awards/
Provides a scholarship award for American Indian/Alaskan Native students who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to and will enroll in a master's degree program in an American Library Association accredited library school. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified American Indians and Alaskan Natives into the library profession. Also offers travel grants to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Library Association
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships
http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm
Opportunities include:
(1)AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant : The grant, up to $1,750 donated by ABC-CLIO, is given to school library media associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional, or local levels.
(2) AASL Innovative Reading Grant : The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
(3) ALSC Bookapalooza Program : The Bookapalooza Program offers select libraries a collection of materials that will help transform their collections and provide the opportunity for these materials to be used in their community in creative and innovative ways.
(4) ALSC BWI Summer Reading Program Grant : This ALSC award provides $3,000 to fund an outstanding theme-based summer reading program for children in a public library.
(5) ALSC Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award : This $4,000 award was established with funding from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, in honor of Maureen Hayes, to bring together children and nationally recognized authors/illustrators by funding an author/illustrator visit to a library.
(6) ALSC May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award : An annual lecture, delivered by an individual chosen by ALSC, who has made significant contributions to the field of children's literature. Institutions apply to host the lecture. Administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Deadline for host applications is May 1.
(7) H. W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant : An annual award consisting of $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation given to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. Donated by the H.W. Wilson Company. Deadline is December 1.
(8) LLAMA Cultural Diversity Grant Guidelines : The goals of the grant program are to support the creation and dissemination of resources that will assist library administrators and managers in developing a vision and commitment to diversity, and in fostering and sustaining diversity throughout their institutions; to increase the representation and advancement of people of color in the field of library administration and management and to establish productive partnerships between LAMA and major national organizations representing minority interests; to strengthen the diversity of LAMA membership, committees, and officers and integrate diversity into all aspects of the Association's work.
(9) Loleta D. Fyan Grant : Loleta D. Fyan Grant of $10,000 is given annually to the applicant whose proposal results in the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide is designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future.
(10) Picturing America : Conducted in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office, Picturing America is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) designed to bring masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. The goals of Picturing America are to promote the teaching, study and understanding of American art and history in K–12 schools, and to facilitate interdisciplinary partnerships between school library media specialists, art teachers, classroom instructors and other educators.
(11) PLA Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award : The purpose of the Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award is to promote the development of a circulating audio music/video product collection in public libraries and increase the exposure of the format within the community.
(12) Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant : The Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant will award $3,000 to a single U.S. library for the best public awareness campaign during National Library Week.
(13) Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery : The American Library Association (ALA), in cooperation with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Office of Public Outreach, Baltimore, Maryland, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites public libraries to apply for a national tour to 40 sites of “Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery,” a traveling exhibition to mark the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) in 2009. We the People Bookshelf
(14) The We the People Bookshelf, a collection of classic books for young readers, is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) We the People program, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. Each year, NEH identifies a theme important to the nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme to build the We the People Bookshelf.
(15) Women's National Book Association Eastman Grant : The WNBA Eastman Grant awards up to $750 to a librarian interested in learning about the relationship between the library and publishing professions. The grant is funded by the Women's National Book Association and administered by ALA Publishing Services. Application deadline is November 1.
(16) World Book Information Literacy Goal Award : Two annual awards consisting of $5,000 and a gold-framed citation of achievement to a public and school library. The World Book/ALA Information Literacy Goal Award seeks to promote exemplary information literacy programs in public and school libraries. The annual awards are designed to encourage and support innovative and effective information literacy programs in today’s school and public libraries. Deadline is December 1.
(17) YALSA BWI Collection Development Grant : The BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant awards $1,000 for collection development to YALSA members who represent a public library and who work directly with young adults ages 12 to 18. Up to two grants will be awarded annually.
(18) YALSA Frances Henne VOYA Research Grant : The Frances Henne grant provides $1,000 of seed money for small-scale projects that will encourage research that responds to the YALSA Research Agenda.
(19) YALSA Great Books Giveaway : Each year the YALSA office receives more than 1,200 newly published children's, young adult and adult books, audiobooks, and other materials. YALSA and the cooperating publishers are offering one year's worth of review materials as a contribution to a library in need.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Library Association
Spectrum Scholarships for Minorities
http://www.ala.org/spectrum/
Deadline: March 1
Spectrum provides a one-year $5,000 scholarship and over $1,500 in professional development opportunities to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students planning to attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an ALA-recognized NCATE School Library Media program. For more information, call Office for Diversity/Spectrum at 1.800.545.2433 ext. 5048.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

American Library Association
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
Awards and Scholarships
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/awards/index.cfm
LITA offers a number of scholarships including minority scholarships.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLISNA)
Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html
Note: Awards open to current ARLIS/NA members.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLISNA)
Worldwide Books Award for Publications
http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/wwbap_guidelines.html
The purpose of the Award for Publications is to recognize outstanding publications by ARLIS/NA Individual members in librarianship or visual resources curatorship, and the arts. By recognizing special achievement in these areas this Award acknowledges and encourages scholarly publication by the ARLIS/NA membership. Projects may focus on publications which benefit the profession of art and visual resources librarianship, as well as the broader world of librarianship, through such means as compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of our professions, or the enhancement of access to information. In addition, eligible projects include those which result in original scholarship in the literary, musical, architectural and visual arts and aspects of visual and material culture.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLISNA)
Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources
http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/wwbaer_guidelines.html
The purpose of the Award for Electronic Resources is to recognize outstanding electronic publications by ARLIS/NA Individual members in librarianship or visual resources curatorship, and the arts. By recognizing special achievement in these areas this Award acknowledges and encourages electronic resources activity by the ARLIS/NA membership. Projects may focus on the creation of publications in any electronic format that improve access to art information and benefit the profession of art and visual resources librarianship, as well as the broader world of librarianship, through such means as compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of our professions, or the enhancement of access to information. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, web-based databases and indexes, virtual exhibitions, CD-ROM products, and publications promoting electronic resources.
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Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
First Step Award: A Wiley Professional Development Grant
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/awards/grants/firststep.cfm
Deadline for nomination: December 1
Sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, this grant (consisting of $1500 and a citation) is intended to provide librarians new to the continuing resources field with the opportunity to broaden their perspective and to encourage professional development through ALA attendance. Applicants must show commitment to professional development in the serials field as evidenced by participation in continuing education activities, workshops, previous participation in professional activities, etc.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Conference Scholarships
http://conference.acrl.org/scholarships-pages-162.php
ACRL is offering 70 scholarships in five categories worth more than $40,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Scholarship categories are librarians, support staff, students, Spectrum Scholar travel grants, and virtual conference scholarships. Applications for scholarships in all categories are due Nov. 9, 2012. Complete details on each scholarship category and application instructions are available on the ACRL 2013 website.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Association of Research Libraries
Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce
http://www.arl.org/diversity/init/
The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, offers a stipend of up to $10,000 to attract students from underrepresented groups to careers in academic and research libraries. These stipends can be coupled with any other financial aid to provide an extra incentive for completing library school as well as providing the opportunity to work in an ARL library upon graduation. This initiative reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse academic and research library community that will better meet the new challenges of global competition and changing demographics.
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Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Century Scholarship
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaawards/asclacentury.cfm
Deadline: March, 2012
This ASCLA annual scholarship of up to $2500 funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship funds services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master's or Doctorate in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional. Those interested can apply for this and a variety of similar ALA scholarships through the single online application, hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The scholarship process is open annually from October-March.
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Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/orsawards/baberresearchgrant/babercarroll.cfm
Deadline is January 3, 2013.
Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding? Are you thinking about ways that libraries can improve services to users? The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those conducting research that will lead to the improvement of services to users. The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people. The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is national in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:
1) The research problem is clearly defined, with a specific question or questions that can be answered by collecting data.
2) The applicant(s) clearly describe a strategy for data collection whose methods are appropriate to the research question(s). A review of the literature, methodologies, etc. is not considered research (e.g., methodology review rather than application of a methodology) for purposes of the award, except where the literature review is the primary method of collecting data.
3) The research question focuses on benefits to library users and should be applied and have practical value as opposed to theoretical.
4) The applicant(s) demonstrate ability to undertake and successfully complete the project.
5) The application provides evidence that sufficient time and resources have been allocated to the effort. Appropriate institutional commitment to the project has been secured.
Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a researcher.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Carson Scholars Fund
http://carsonscholars.org/content/programs/what-we-do
The Carson Scholars Fund supports two main initiatives: Carson Scholarships and Ben Carson Reading Projects. The Carson Scholars Fund scholarship program awards students who have embraced high levels of academic excellence and community service with $1,000 college scholarships. 4-11 grade students have to be nominated by their school principals. The Ben Carson Reading Project initiative creates inviting and exciting reading rooms for students to discover the joy of independent reading.
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Chinese American Libraries Association
C. C. Seetoo CALA Conference Travel Scholarship
http://www.cala-web.org/node/203
Deadline: April 15
Chinese American Libraries Association awards $500 to a student to attend the annual ALA conference and CALA program. Students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in ALA-accredited master’s programs or in doctoral programs in Library and Information Science in degree-granting institutions in North America are encouraged to apply. This website includes an application as well as more information about the scholarship.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Chinese American Libraries Association
Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship awards
http://www.cala-web.org/node/203
Deadline: April 15
Established in 2002, CALA's Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship awards US$200 each year to a Library School student of Chinese heritage who is currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of Library and Information Science in an institution of higher learning in the United States. The Scholarship is designed to encourage outstanding Library School students of Chinese heritage in the United States.
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Chinese American Libraries Association
Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science
http://www.cala-web.org/node/203
Deadline: April 15
Established in 1989, the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science awards a total of US$500 each year to a full-time student of Chinese heritage who is currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information Science at a higher education institution in North America. The Scholarship is designed to encourage the professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship.
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Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship
http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/scholarships/allscholarships/index.cfm
Deadline: March 2012
Named for a longtime ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years This scholarship awards $3000 to a librarian enrolled in a Master's program at an ALA-accredited institution and who is a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Applicants must submit a one-page personal statement describing career interests, goals, and commitment to library and information service. Selection is based upon academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a commitment to a career in librarianship. Those interested can apply for this and a variety of similar ALA scholarships through the single online application, hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The scholarship process is open annually from October-March. This scholarship fund was established with donations from Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Coalition for Networked Information
Paul Evan Peters Fellowship
http://www.cni.org/pepfellowship/
Deadline: April 14.
The Paul Evan Peters Fellowship was established to honor and perpetuate the memory of CNI’s founding Executive Director. The fellowship is awarded every two years to a student pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, the information sciences, or a closely related field, who demonstrates intellectual and personal qualities consistent with those of Paul Evan Peters, including:
(1) commitment to use of digital information and advanced technology to enhance scholarship, intellectual productivity and public life;
(2) interest in the civic responsibilities of information professionals and a commitment to democratic values and government accountability;
(3) positive and creative approach to overcoming personal, technological, and bureaucratic challenges, and humor, vision, humanity, and imagination.
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David H. Clift Scholarship
http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/scholarships/allscholarships/index.cfm
Deadline: March 2012
This general scholarship of $3,000 was named for a former director of the American Library Association. Applicants for ALA General Scholarships must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident; must attend an ALA accredited master's program; must not have completed more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of the year awarded; and must submit a complete application.
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Financial Aid, Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards : Library Studies, Museums, & History
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/history.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Financial Assistance for Library and Information Science, Academic Year 2012-2013
http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/sites/ala.org.educationcareers/files/content/education/financialassistance/2012-2013%20FALIS%20Booklet.pdf
Need additional financial assistance? The 2009 Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions, and foundations that give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate LIS programs. Published annually by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).
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Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship
http://www.ala.org/alsc/edcareeers/alscschol/scholarship_specifications
Two $6000 annual scholarships are given to those whose educational and personal qualifications indicate fitness for professional preparation at the graduate level in the field of library work with children. Factors considered are academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a desire to work with children in any type of library. The recipients are expected to become members of ALA and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Those interested can apply for a variety of scholarships through the single online application, hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The scholarship process is open annually from October-March.
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IFLA Dr. Shawky Salem Training Grant for Arab Specialists in Library and Information Sciences
http://www.ifla.org/III/grants/grant04.htm
The aim of this permanent, annual grant is to enable an expert in library and information science who is a national of an Arab country, to be trained in an aspect of modern technology in library or information science (including management, storage, retrieval, information technology, etc.) in one or more Western countries for a period of between one and three weeks.
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IFLA Fellowships, Funds, and Grants
http://www.ifla.org/III/members/grants.htm
IFLA administers a number of Grants and Scholarships to enable aspiring library and information professionals from all over the world to enhance their training and to provide funding for new and exciting projects in the field of librarianship, as well as help to attend IFLA international conferences.
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IFLA Guust Van Wesemael Literacy Prize
http://www.ifla.org/III/grants/grant02.htm
The Guust Van Wesemael Literacy Prize is a contribution to IFLA's efforts to promote literacy in developing countries. The focus of the Prize is public library or school library work. Both individuals and library institutions are eligible to apply.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Indiana University
School of Library and Information Science
Scholarships and Awards
http://www.slis.indiana.edu/admissions/financial.html
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International Reading Association
Professional Development Awards and Grants
http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants.aspx
IRA offers awards and grants in the following categories: children's literature awards, the IRA literacy award, media awards, professional development awards and grants, research awards and grants, service awards, teachers; awards and grants, and travel grants.
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Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/awards/larew/index.cfm
Deadline: March 1
This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis, currently in the amount of $3000, by the ALA Library and Information Technology Association (LITA0 and Baker & Taylor. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and information technology field, who plan to follow a career in that field, and who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a vision in pursuit of library and information technology. This scholarship is for study in an ALA-accredited MLS program. Candidates should illustrate their qualifications with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference, and a personal statement of the applicant's view of what he or she can bring to the profession, emphasizing experiences that indicate a potential for leadership and commitment to library technology.
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Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/awards/lssi/index.cfm
Deadline: March 1
Awarded jointly by LITA and LSSI, this $3000-scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African American, or Hispanic). The recipient must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
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Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/awards/oclc/index.cfm
Deadline: March 1
Awarded jointly by LITA and OCLC, this $3000-scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African American, or Hispanic). The recipient must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
Cultural Diversity Grant
http://www.ala.org/llama/awards/llamacultural
The goals of this LLAMA grant are to support the creation and dissemination of resources that assist library administrators and managers in developing a vision and commitment to diversity, and in fostering and sustaining diversity throughout their institutions; to increase the representation and advancement of people of color in the field of library administration and management, and to establish productive partnerships between LLAMA and major national organizations representing minority interests. Projects demonstrating creativity and innovation and whose results will be widely distributed are given priority for this $1000 grant program.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Library of Congress
Internships, Fellowships, and Volunteer Opportunities
http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cMain.showFellowships
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LIS Access Midwest Program (LAMP)
http://www.lisaccess.org/
A regional network of academic libraries and information science schools dedicated to promoting careers within the field of library and information science (LIS) by targeting promising undergraduate students at its member institutions to participate in activities and events designed to increase their awareness of the profession and to provide support for subsequent graduate studies in library and information science.
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Loleta D. Fyan Grant
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/orsawards/fyanloletad/fyanloletad.cfm
Deadline: December 201
Loleta Fyan, 1951-52 ALA President, bequeathed funds to ALA with the intent that the funds be used "for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide." Applicants can include but are not limited to: local, regional or state libraries, associations or organizations, including units of the American Library Association; library schools; or individuals. The project(s) must result in the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Up to $5000 total is awarded for one or more projects.
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Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/bechtel
Deadline: October 18
This grant is designed to allow qualified children's librarians to spend a month or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville. Awardees are given $4000 to support their study and are recognized at the membership meeting during ALA Annual Conference at the Association for Library Service to Children annual meeting. Each application is judged on the following: the description of the topic of study for the fellowship period and the applicant's demonstration of ongoing commitment to motivating children to read.
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Medical Library Association
Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship
http://www.mlahq.org/awards/grants/index.html
Deadline: December 1
The Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship is a fellowship for health sciences librarians from countries outside of the United States and Canada. The Cunningham Fellowship Fund supports a four-month program that includes observation and supervised work in one or more health sciences libraries in the United States or Canada, a limited amount of travel, and an opportunity to attend continuing education courses at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association. The Cunningham Fellowship Fund will pay a stipend of $6,000 in four monthly installments to be used toward living and tuition expenses. These funds are for the fellow only. No support is provided for spouses or dependents. Approved travel expenses within the United States and Canada of up to $2,000 will also be paid by the fund.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Medical Library Association
Grants and Scholarships
http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/index.html
Deadline: Dec. 1
MLA offers a variety of scholarships and grants to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to take advantage of opportunities for continuing professional development. Current opportunities include:
(1) Continuing Education Awards
(2) Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship
(3) EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant
(4) Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grants (deadlines are August 1 and February 1)
(5) David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship
(6) Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship (deadline is November 15)
(7) MLA/ARL Leadership and Career Development Program
(8) Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant
(9) MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant
(10) MLA Scholarship Application
(11) MLA Scholarship for Minority Students
(12) MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship
(13) Thomson Scientific/ MLA Doctoral Fellowship
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Michigan Health Sciences Library Association
Educational Conference Scholarship Opportunity
http://www.mhsla.org/
Three scholarships are usually awarded for each annual conference: one to a current MHSLA Member who has not previously attended an annual conference, and one to a student from each of the graduate library / information programs in Michigan (Wayne State University and University of Michigan). Students interested in pursuing a career in health science librarianship are especially encouraged to apply. The scholarships include: full conference registration, attendance to meetings, enrollment in continuing education courses (held on October 18 and 20), lodging, meals, and mileage. Scholarship awardees are expected to write a brief summary of their conference experience for the MHSLA Newsletter and assist at the registration / hospitality desk. To apply, submit your name, address, phone number, email address, and affiliation via U.S. Mail or email. One name will be drawn at random from each category.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Michigan Library Association
Conference and Workshop Scholarships
http://www.mla.lib.mi.us/events/edfund
MLA has an Education Fund to assist individuals with defraying costs for attending MLA workshops, educational events and the association's annual conference.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=scholarships&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=16502
Deadline: March 1
This $3000-scholarship is given to library support staff currently working in a library while attending an ALA-accredited Master's program. This grant was named after a long-time ALA staff member, Miriam L. Hornback (1944-91), who was secretariat to the ALA Council and Executive Board. Factors considered in making the award include the following: academic excellence, leadership, and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship. All applicants are required to submit a personal statement. Those interested can apply for this and a variety of ALA scholarships through the single online application, hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The scholarship process is open annually from October-March.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Music Library Association
Awards and Grants
http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/awards.aspx?id=42
(Last checked 09/17/13)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Associate Fellowship Program
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/
Application deadline : February 5, 2010
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. $50,408 Stipend for 2009, plus additional funding for health insurance and relocation assistance. Usually hire from 4 to 7. For more information contact Kathel Dunn at at 301-435-4083 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov
(Last checked 09/17/13)

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
Greater Midwest Region (GMR)
Funding Opportunities
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/
The GMR provides funding for network members to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects. Funding is at two levels: awards and subcontracts. The Current Requests for Proposals page shows funding amount, eligibility, availability and deadline for each of the awards and subcontracts.
GMR Awards : During any given contract year, five types of awards are usually available; awards are in amounts less than $5,000. Network members may apply for these awards at any time using the online application form linked to the Request for Proposal (RFP) for each of the awards.
(1) Exhibit Award - Request For Proposals
(2) Outreach Express Award - Request For Proposals
(3) Professional Development Award - Request For Proposals
(4) Professional Instruction Award - Request For Proposals
(5) Technology Improvement Award - Request For Proposals
GMR Subcontracts: Funded amounts of $5,000 and over are called subcontracts and require completion of additional support documentation. Four types of subcontracts are available at two funding levels, $40,000 and $12,000. Deadlines for subcontracts vary.
(6) Consumer Health Subcontract - Request For Proposals
(7) Health Disparities Subcontract - Request For Proposals
(8) MedlinePlus® Go Local Subcontract - Request For Proposals
(9) Public Health Subcontract - Request For Proposals
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Reforma Scholarship Program
http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=47&contentid=47
Deadline : March 15
National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. Affiliated with ALA. Provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Spanish speakers to pursue or advance a career in library and information science. Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] at an ALA-accredited institution may apply. A minimum of $2000 is awarded annually. The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year. This website contains an application form as well as additional scholarship information.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Society of American Archivists
Fellowships and Awards
http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp
Describes:
(1) F.W. Coker Award for Description
(2) Colonial Dames of America Scholarships to the Modern Archives Institute
(3) Distinguished Service Award to an Outstanding Institution
(4) Fellows' Ernst Posner Award for an Outstanding Article in American Archivist
(5) Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award to Attend the SAA Annual Meeting (6) J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award
(7) Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award for Overseas Archivists to Attend the SAA Annual Meeting
(8) Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer-Kegan Award for Increasing Public Awareness of Documentary Materials
(9) Preservation Publication Award
(10) Sister M. Claude Lane Award for Contributions to Religious Archives
(11) Theodore Calvin Pease Award for Writing by a Student of Archival Administration
(12) Waldo Gifford Leland Award for an Outstanding Publication
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Tom & Roberta Drewes Scholarship
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=scholarships&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=16502
This $3000-scholarship is given to library support staff currently working in a library while attending an ALA-accredited Master's program. The grant was established with a donation from the founder of Quality Books. Factors considered in making the award include the following: academic excellence, leadership, and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship. All applicants are required to submit a personal statement. Those interested can apply for this and a variety of ALA scholarships through the single online application, hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The scholarship process is open annually from October-March.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Tony B. Leisner Scholarship
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=scholarships&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=16502
This $3000-scholarship is given to library support staff currently working in a library while attending an ALA-accredited Master's program. The grant was established with a donation from an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council. Factors considered in making the award include the following: academic excellence, leadership, and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship. All applicants are required to submit a personal statement. Those interested can apply for this and a variety of ALA scholarships through the single online application, hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The scholarship process is open annually from October-March.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

University of Illinois School of Library and Information Science
Financial Aid and Scholarships
http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/admissions/tuition-aid.html
(Last checked 09/17/13)

University of North Carolina
Funding for Library Science and Information Students
http://grantsource.unc.edu/guides/sils-grad
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Wayne State University
Library and Information Science Program
Scholarships and Awards
http://www.lisp.wayne.edu/admission/scholarship.htm
The following awards pertain to the Library and Information Science Program. The application period for scholarships and awards offered by the Library and Information Science Program is December 1 through March 1.
(Last checked 09/17/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 11/22/12)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 09/17/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 09/17/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 09/17/13)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies, 2010-2012
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, c2010- Funding Center (1 East) Z668 .H69 ed.1 (2010/2012)
Are you planning to get an graduate or undergraduate degree in library and information studies? Congratulations. Not only have you picked a career that is exciting and intellectually rewarding, but one that is cutting-edge as well. But, getting a degree can be expensive. According to http://www.libraryschool.wikispaces.com , the cost of a master's degree in library and information studies "ranges from about $10,000 on the low end to about $45,000 on the high end." Fortunately, as it turns out, more financial aid than ever before is available to help library students pay for their degree. There are literally hundreds of financial aid programs, representing millions of dollars, that have been set aside just for them. The question is: how do these students find out about the opportunities? After all, you can't apply for assistance if you don't know what's available. That's why the publication of this first biennial edition of How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies is so important. Here, in just one place, you'll have access to detailed information on more than 800 scholarships fellowships, loans, forgivable loans, grants, awards, and other funding opportunities available specifically to support the activities of most importance to students in the field: study, research, creative activities, past accomplishments, future projects, travel, and conference attendance.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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