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NJSLA Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline 4/15/19

  • 1.  NJSLA Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline 4/15/19

    Posted 03-26-2019 09:31
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    The New Jersey Chapter of SLA is pleased to continue the tradition of providing an annual scholarship to an application currently enrolled in a master's level program in library or information science at an ALA accredited graduate school (including online enrollment).  The deadline for applying is Monday, April 15, 2019.  Eligibility requirements and the application process are provided below and in the attachment.  Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested.



    • 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 libraries.

    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:


    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.

    Katherine Taggart
    Senior Research Services Librarian
    Lowenstein Sandler LLP
    (973) 422-6442