Malvern, PA (April 7, 2010) – The travel scholarship is to cover registration for the 7th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) for applicants who are active members of BCALA and are graduate students in accredited library school graduate programs. We will award nine (9) scholarships to nine (9) students to attend the 7th NCAAL in Birmingham, AL from August 4-8, 2010 (see www.bcala.org). The committee consists of Cheryl Crosby and Kelvin Watson.
The successful applicants must agree to submit the following:
- An essay (no more than 1,000 words) explaining why you think you should be awarded the scholarship and what your goals are for librarianship.
- A letter of recommendation will be accepted (not required) from library school faculty or a BCALA member.
The graduate student must be an active member of BCALA.
Deadline: All essays must be received by 5:00 pm ET, Monday, May 24, 2010. Recipients will be informed within two weeks of the deadline, in order to begin making travel arrangements and will receive reimbursement after the student has registered and submits a copy of the registration confirmation letter. Evaluation will consider student’s potential for positive contributions to their career field of Library Science. Application materials may be submitted electronically (MS Word attachment) to Kelvin Watson at Kelvin.Watson@ars.usda.gov or via mail Kelvin Watson, MLS, Head, Acquisitions and Collection Development Branch and Chief Collection Development Officer, National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 002, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351; Tel. (301) 504-7230; Fax: (301) 504-5243.
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