Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New GFIS Blog

The GFIS blog is relocating to WordPress.

All new posts will appear there as of today, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

Summer drop-in advising hours are also posted on the "About" page.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship (for D.C. area SLA members)

The Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA announces its 2011 scholarship program. The Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishing, will be awarded by the chapter in late August 2011 for studies leading to a Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited graduate Library Science program.

DC/SLA encourages talented men and women to join us with a career in special librarianship by assisting students who are preparing for a Master’s Degree in Library Science. In support of this goal, a $2,000 cash scholarship is being awarded this year.

Selection criteria include:
An essay describing the applicant’s interest in special librarianship and professional goals, including anticipated contribution to the profession (two-– three 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 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 is available on the DC/SLA website at
For more information about the scholarship see:

Application deadline: August 12, 2011.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students

The CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in memory of Edna Yelland - The Begun Scholarship

* Application deadline is August 1, 2011.

* Full information and application materials are available on the Scholarships and Awards Page of CLA's website.

* For questions or assistance, please contact Carol Simmons, CLA Executive Director, at 650-376-0886 or

The CLA Scholarship for Minority Students supports ethnic minority students in the attainment of a graduate degree in library or information science. Candidates must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a master's program in an ALA-accredited library school. CLA awards three scholarships annually, in the amount of $2,500 each. The amount of each scholarship may change, depending upon available funds and the financial needs of applicants.

The Begun Scholarship, named in memory of former librarian Betty Begun, supports continuing library school students who have demonstrated a commitment to becoming children's or young adult librarians in a California public library. One scholarship of $3,000 is awarded annually.

Natalie Cole
Programs Director & Interest Group Liaison
California Library Association
650-376-0886 ext. 1003
650-539-2341 (fax)