AWARDS OF NJ SLA
Rosemary Allen Little Award
Frank H. Spaulding Award
Each year, alternating between Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be presented to successful
applicant by June 1st.
Each of these awards was created to honor individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special
Rosemary Allen Little worked at the Firestone Library, Princeton University for 40 years, earning the
respect and admiration of both faculty and students. She was President of the Princeton/Trenton Chapter
of SLA (now merged with the New Jersey chapter) in 1978-79.
Frank Spaulding had a distinguished career at Bell Labs, NJ. He was president of the New Jersey SLA
chapter in 1977-78 and President of the Special Libraries Association in 1986-87. He was recognized
universally for his outstanding dedication to the library field.
The awards are open only to New Jersey residents.
The applicant must be currently enrolled in a master’s level program in library or information science at an
ALA accredited graduate school. This includes online enrollment in a NJ program or an out-of-state
The student should have an interest in pursuing a career in a subject specialized library or as an
information professional in a non-traditional setting.
APPLICATION PERIOD: March 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019
Write an essay up to 500 words on why you are interested in a career in a special library or using
information skills in a non-traditional setting.
Official transcript from most recently completed semester from an ALA accredited graduate
A letter of recommendation from a graduate school professor or library professional familiar with
the student’s work. (Please include contact information for professor or professional).
Cover sheet separate from the essay must include contact information for applicant.
Submit applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Scholarship Committee may contact applicant to obtain further information.
Upon graduation, award recipients are expected to join the NJ SLA Chapter and serve on a chapter
committee for a minimum of one calendar year. If the recipient resides or works a distance from New
Jersey, chapter participation may be done virtually.