IMLS Scholarships Available at St. JohnÂ’s University

IMLS Scholarships Available at St. John’s University

In 2008, St. John’s University received nearly $1 million in funding from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to recruit and educate 40 master of library science (MLS) students interested in careers in special libraries such as those found in the corporate, legal, and media worlds. St. John University’s partners in this initiative are the Metropolitan New York Library Council and the Law Library Association of Greater New York.

St. John’s University is using the grant for Master’s Level programs offered at its Manhattan Campus, with a focus on individuals who will provide service to organizations that support underserved populations. The programming centers on special librarians who provide expert, in-depth information support in dynamic, deadline-dominated, competitive environments.

The first core group of 20 scholarship recipients started classes in January. Applications for the next 20 scholarships are now being accepted; scholarship recipients will begin classes in May 2009. The scholarships include full tuition and fees for courses and technical labs. The application deadline is April 1, 2009. Email for more information.

You can also learn more about this and other initiatives at the Division of Library and Information Science at St. John’s University.

Sam Streed
Author: Sam Streed
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