2014 SLA Southern California Chapter
Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship Annoucement
The Scholarship Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SCC; http://southerncalifornia.sla.org) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014 Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship.
The award was established in May of 1993 at a special board meeting called by chapter President John Shea, shortly after Karen’s death; the first money was awarded in 1996. Karen, a UCLA library professional, dedicated much of her career to the success of library school students. The award includes complimentary invitations to the SLA-SCC annual fundraiser meeting, the awards dinner and the annual business meeting.
$3,000 stipend check will be presented to the recipient at the Annual Fundraiser Dinner.
- Applicants must be members of the SLA-SCC – membership information may be found online at: http://www.sla.org/content/membership/joinsla/index.cfm.
- Applicants must demonstrate an interest in a career in special libraries, and must be currently enrolled and taking classes in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters in Library and/or Information Science program. Also, at the time of application, the student’s graduation date should be no earlier than December 2014.
- There is no geographic restriction on the school in which the applicant is enrolled. However, applicants must be permanent residents of California or Nevada, and must submit a photocopy of their valid California or Nevada State I.D. card, driver’s license, or voter registration card.
- The completed application form available online at: http://southerncalifornia.sla.org/student-programs/2014_sla-scc_scholarship-html
- A copy of your valid California or Nevada State I.D. card – or driver’s license – or voter registration card
- A 1,500-2,000 word essay describing: 1) Your interest and experience in special librarianship; 2) your professional goal(s) and the skills and experience you believe will get you there; 3) the benefits for your career growth that you anticipate SLA membership will bring; and, 4) how you plan to participate and contribute to SLA-SCC
- Three (3) signed letters of academic and professional recommendation (one letter must be from a faculty member in your library or information studies master’s degree program)
Applications are due June 30, 2014 via email to Michael Qiu, Scholarship Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to access the application, please visit http://southerncalifornia.sla.org/student-programs/2014_sla-scc_scholarship-html.