Tuesday, September 4, 2007

St. John’s University to offer Scholarships for MLS Master's Program

Library and Information Science Division Receives Funding from Institute for Museum and Library Services to Help New York's Underserved.

To address the staffing needs of the New York metropolitan area’s poorest school and community libraries, the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the Division of Library and Information Science in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences a grant of nearly $1 million under its “Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.” St. John’s was the seventh-largest beneficiary of the Bush program, which issued 43 grants to institutions across the country this year.

The total award of $988,419 will support a newly-minted St. John’s master’s program designed to prepare students for short-term careers within New York’s traditionally underserved populations. Beginning next year, 40 incoming students will receive full-tuition scholarships to enter St. John’s Master of Library Science program. Upon graduating, they will be expected to spend the next three years of their career serving the metropolitan area’s lower-income libraries in some capacity. Read More

Those interested in applying for this program should contact Dr. Stacy Creel at creels@stjohns.edu for an application.

Source: http://www.stjohns.edu/ --St. John's News