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Future librarians and info pros – act now!! Apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship

Future librarians and info pros – act now!! Apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship

 DC/SLA wants to help you reach your professional and academic goals. If you are interested in a career in special libraries, and are pursuing an MLS or related degree in an accredited program, apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishing.  The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, and make connections with working, experienced information professionals.

Selection criteria include:

  • An essay describing your: 1) interest in special librarianship, 2) professional goals, and 3) anticipated contribution to the Chapter and the profession (2-3 pages; 1,000–2,000 words)
  • Letter of academic or professional recommendation
  • Membership in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA
    (If you aren’t a DC/SLA member yet, SLA student dues are only $40 per year.  Join today at http://www.sla.org/access-membership/join-sla/.  Remember to choose the Washington, D.C. Chapter on your SLA membership form.)
  • Enrolled or accepted in an ALA-accredited Library Science program

The scholarship application form and additional details are available on the DC/SLA website at http://dc.sla.org/awards/scholarship/  

Application deadline: July 26, 2013.  Funds will be awarded in mid-August.

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