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ACRL/DVC Student Essay Stipend

March 6, 2013

delaware-valley_ACRL_logoThe Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL/DVC) announces the availability of a stipend of up to $1,000, for a future academic librarian. Library and information science students living or working in the chapter’s service area (eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware) and who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited program, including distance education programs, are invited to apply.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that includes:
    • Name, mailing address, telephone number, email address;
    • List of courses completed & in progress, including special projects towards the degree;
    • Description of any employment experience related to academic librarianship.
  • A one to two page (300-500 words), double-spaced essay:

    Describe how you envision the role of the academic librarian in higher education.
    How is your Library/Information Science Program helping students fulfill that role?

The stipend will be awarded during the ACRL/DVC spring program at Temple University on April 19th and the winning essay may be published in the Fall 2013 ACRL/DVC newsletter.

Criteria for the award are:

  • Applicant must be a FT/PT student at the Master’s level in an ALA-accredited program;
  • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in academic librarianship through employment, course of study, or research interests; and
  • Applicant must attend school or live in eastern Pennsylvania or Delaware.

Applications must be submitted as a PDF, MS Word or Google document by 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2013 by email to:
Tina Hertel, Vice President, ACRL/DVC: DVCMentoring@gmail.com.

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