SLA-NY Ellis Mount Scholarship -application deadline: July 31, 2016

The Board of the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-NY) is excited to once again offer the Ellis Mount Scholarship to SLA-NY members enrolled in a Library and Information Management school.

The scholarship recipient will receive an award of $1000 to use toward his/her library school tuition or associated costs during the 2016-17 academic year. The recipient will also be provided with free registration to the 2016 SLA-NY Conference & Expo.

To apply, please complete the 2016 Ellis Mount Scholarship application form here: http://bit.ly/slany-scholarship-2016

Additional details:

This scholarship is in memory of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Ellis Mount (1921-2012). Ellis Mount was a former SLA-NY Chapter Member and an astute Professor at Columbia’s School of Library Service from 1964-1989. Ellis earned his Doctorate of Library Science at Columbia in 1979. During his career, he served as the Editor of the Sci-Tech Division of the SLA Newsletter and he was the recipient of the following SLA Awards – The Sci-Tech Division Achievement Award (1984), John Cotton Dana Award (1984), and SLA’s Hall of Fame (1991). Professor Mount was an author, co-author, and editor of many major works relating to the profession and he served as a consultant to libraries around the globe.

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is an international association of library and information services professionals offering members a variety of resources, such as professional development programs, career services, and an annual conference. SLA’s vision is to be known as the leading organization in the information industry, a catalyst in the development of the information economy, and a strategic partner in the emerging information society. The New York Chapter of SLA (SLA-NY) reflects the Big Apple’s prominence in communications, education, finance, healthcare, publishing, and the arts. The Chapter’s members work in a broad spectrum of New York metropolitan area-based businesses and nonprofit institutions. With 900 members, SLA-NY is one of the largest of the Association’s 56 chapters. The large size and great diversity of the New York Chapter make it a unique networking resource for its members.

Please review the rules below regarding the scholarship:

1) Description of the Scholarship Award

Scholarship awards are available to SLA-NY Chapter members who are enrolled in a Library and Information Management School.

The scholarship award recipient will receive an award of $1000 to use toward his/her library school tuition or associated costs during the 2016-17 academic year. The recipient will also be provided with free registration to the 2016 SLA-NY Conference & Expo.

2) Application Period

April 20, 2016 – July 31, 2016

No applications will be accepted past the stated deadline.

3) Guidelines

Applicants must be a member of the SLA-NY Chapter. (Not a member? Join here – http://www.sla.org/access-membership/join-sla/. Student membership is only $40.)

Applicants must submit the following:

– application form (http://bit.ly/slany-scholarship-2016)

– resume

– unofficial transcripts

– 500-750 word essay on the topic: “Tell us about your ideal library job and how a professional organization like SLA would benefit you in the role”

The application form can be completed online. The resume, unofficial transcripts, and essay should be submitted via email to slanyscholar@gmail.com no later than July 31, 2016.

4) Conditions of Being Granted a Scholarship Award

All submission requests will be reviewed by the Scholarship Award Committee of the New York Chapter of SLA.

The award will be presented at the SLA-NY Annual Awards Meeting (Fall 2016) and attendance is required. The recipient will provide an article to the SLA-NY chapter publication, Bridge to Excellence (B2E), or present at a chapter meeting on a relevant topic related to their education or work experience.

5) Announcement of Scholarship Award Winners

The award recipient will be contacted via email and, once the scholarship is accepted, will be announced on the SLA-NY website and at the 2016 SLA-NY Annual Awards Meeting (Fall 2016, exact date TBD).

The SLA-NY Chapter retains the right to use the name and/or any photograph images taken at the Awards presentation to promote and publicize this scholarship program and/or Chapter activities.

Email all materials and questions to slanyscholar@gmail.com.

Complete the 2016 Ellis Mount Scholarship application form here: http://bit.ly/slany-scholarship-2016