"Finally a comprehensive guide to funding for library school students!"
By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber.
266 pages, comb binding
Why Do You Need This Book?
Are you planning to get an undergraduate or graduate degree in library and information studies? Congratulations. Not only have you picked a career that is exciting and intellectually rewarding, but one that is cutting-edge as well. But, getting a degree can be expensive. According to www.libraryschool.wikispaces.com, the cost of a master's degree in library and information studies "ranges from about $10,000 on the low end to about $45,000 on the high end." Fortunately, as it turns out, more financial aid than ever before is available to help library students pay for their degree. There are literally hundreds of financial aid programs, representing millions of dollars, that have been set aside just for them. The question is: how do these students find out about the opportunities? After all, you can't apply for assistance if you don't know what's available.
That's why the publication of this first biennial edition of How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies is so important. Here, in just one place, you'll have access to detailed information on more than 800 scholarships fellowships, loans, forgivable loans, grants, awards, and other funding opportunities available specifically to support the activities of most importance to students in the field: study, research, creative activities, past accomplishments, future projects, travel, and conference attendance. No other directory, in print or online, comes close to providing the kind of comprehensive coverage you'll find here!
What Makes This Directory Unique? How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies has been designed so you can easily scan through a wide arrange of funding programs available specifically to library students to pursue their undergraduate or graduate degree or certification. All aspects of the field are covered, including specific library services, various types of of libraries, archives, museum studies, informatics, and more.
Is the Directory Easy to Use? How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies has been organized to make it simple to search for funding. In just seconds, you can read about the purpose, eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and deadline date for any program that interests you. Plus, the book is organized so you can search for aid in many different ways: by degree level, type of activity funded, program title, sponsoring organization, where you live, where you want to use the money, the library specialty or practice area you want to prepare for, programs supporting diversity, and even deadline date.
Want to Look Inside the Book?
Still not sure this book is right for you? Need to know more about what the directory can do for you? Want to see the kind of information you'll get? Here's your chance to look inside the bookand see sample pages, including the table of contents, introduction, author bios, and a sample entry.
How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies is one of several titles issued by Reference Service Press that identify funding opportunities for students in specific subject fields. Other titles cover: