Post-Grad Scholarships & Opportunities


Career Mentoring Program, sponsored by ALA New Members Round Table
Apply by September 21, 2007

Henrietta M. Smith Residency
The Henrietta M. Smith Residency offers recent MLS graduates a unique, one-year, focused career development program with a full-time assignment in the Reference Department of the University of South Florida Tampa Library. The residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the USF Tampa Library. The purpose of the residency is to increase the diversity of professional staff at the Library and to encourage the involvement of under represented racial and ethnic minorities in academic librarianship. The residency reflects both the Library’s and University’s strong commitment to diversity. The person in this position will provide reference, research, collection development and instructional services in a fast-paced, highly automated working environment. The Tampa Library and particularly the Reference Department are deeply committed to promoting effective use of the Library’s expanding collection of electronic resources to both onsite and remote users. Visit their website for application details.

North American Serials Interest Group Horizon Award
The purpose of the NASIG Horizon Award is to advance the serials profession by providing promising new serialists with the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of serials by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the serials information chain. The award provides the recipient(s) with a firsthand introduction to NASIG by sponsoring attendance at the NASIG annual conference. NASIG will pay for all conference registration, housing, and travel costs. In addition, the recipient(s) will receive a year's free membership in NASIG and will be invited to serve on a NASIG committee the year following the award. A maximum of three awards per year are given.

National Library of Medicine's (NLM's) Associate Fellowship Program
NLM is located in the Washington, D.C. area (Bethesda, MD). Appointments for Associate Fellows are made for one year with a stipend of $35,310. Associate Fellows are expected to complete the full training program (September-August). Application information is available on the web: The NLM Associate Program is open to U.S. and Canadian library/information professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees. The qualification requirements are: -Master's degree in an ALA-approved library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment -United States citizenship Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees can use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference. -Experience is desirable, but not essential. Optional Second Year. The NLM Associate Fellowship Program now includes an optional second year at a library or information center in an academic health sciences center, hospital, or other health-related organization. The additional year provides an opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in working with administrators, librarians, health professionals, system developers, and educators to design and implement information services that are integrated with clinical and/or educational programs and contribute directly to accomplishing the parent institution's mission. Interested Associates will compete for placement in this extension of the program. Questions about the program may be addressed to: Program Coordinator, NLM Associate Fellowship Program 8600 Rockville Pike Building 38, Room B1E09 Bethesda, MD 20894 Phone: (301) 594-2899 Fax: (301) 480-1467

Special Libraries Association Scholarship Programs:

Mary Adeline Connor Professional Development Scholarship Mary Adeline Conner Professional Development Scholarship will be granted for post-M.L.S. certificate or degree programs in any subject area, technological skill, or managerial expertise relevant to the applicant's career needs and goals in special librarianship. One $6,000 scholarship is available each year. Applicants must be members of SLA; must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science; and must have five years of working experience in special libraries.

Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Scholarship The ISI Scholarship will be granted only for beginning graduate study leading to a Ph.D. from a recognized program in library science, information science or related fields of study. One $1,000 ISI scholarship is available each year.

Plenum Scholarship The Plenum Scholarship will be granted for graduate study leading to a Ph.D. from a recognized program in library science, information science or related fields of study. One $1,000 Plenum scholarship is available each year.