Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Money to attend library school!

If you are considering library school, know that there are a lot of individuals and organizations that want to support you. Consider this recent posting I came across:

CLA Reference Service Press Fellowship
Deadline: June 15, 2005

The CLA Reference Service Press Fellowship encourages college seniors, college graduates and beginning library school students to prepare for a career in reference/information service librarianship.


Applicant must be a college graduate or college senior who has been accepted in an accredited MLS program (documentation is required). A graduate student already enrolled in an accredited MLS program (either part-time or full-time) may also apply if no more than eight credits have been completed by June of this year.

Applicant must be either:
(1) A California resident attending or planning to attend an ALA-accredited library school masters program in any state


(2) A resident of any state planning to attend or attending an accredited library school masters program in California.

Applicant must be interested in preparing for a career in reference or information service librarianship and must agree, if awarded the fellowship, to take at least three classes specifically dealing with reference or information service.

For more information and application, see

If you are an Illinois resident and considering library school, you may want to consider applying for the Secretary of State/Illinois State Training Grant for the Master of Library and Information Science Degree. I won one of these grants. You can, too!

The American Library Association also provides scholarships. Apply for one today.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Wow, thanks for posting these, Alec. Always helps to have some financial encouragement. There are more opportunities listed at the Become a Librarian site: