"Looking for an LIS scholarship or grant but can’t find the right one? The answer could lie in a new publication from Reference Service Press, How to Pay for Your Degree in Library and Information Studies, 2010–2012, by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. This new book offers a comprehensive summary of the 833 scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, and awards available that support study, research, and conference attendance for LIS undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and Canada. Detailed eligibility requirements are provided for each entry."
George Eberhart, AL Direct
"A very special resource for students aspiring to enroll in a Library Studies course seeking a degree in Library Science, How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies [is] the collaborative project of Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Providing thoroughly 'student friendly' information on hundreds of financial aid programs dedicated specifically for students seeking a Library Science degree, How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies brings together under a single cover detailed descriptions of funding resources made easily accessible through detailed indexes enabling the student to search for funding by degree level, program title, sponsor, funded activity, library specialty, where the student resides, student diversity, and application dates. Unique and invaluable...impressive and highly recommended... for personal, academic, and community library Jobs/Careers reference collections in general, and Library Science educational funding resource lists in particular."
Midwest Library Review's "Library Bookwatch"
"For undergraduate and graduate students in library and information studies, this detailed and informative guide identifies different types of funding that can help them pay for their degree in the US and Canada...Program details include purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, contact information, and application date. The many indexes allow searching by program title, sponsoring organization, residency, where the money can be spent, specialty, applicant diversity characteristics, and month of application."
Reference & Research Book News
How to Pay for Your Degree in Library and Information Studies "offers a comprehensive summary of all the scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, and awards available. All of the 833 funding sources listed here are portable, in that the grant or stipend is not restricted to one institution or location. Indexes by program title, sponsoring organization, residency, tenability (funding restricted to a specific area), specialty, diversity, and deadline enhance access."
"New Publications," C&RL News
"Library professionals have for a long time...wanted a work that features us. With this book, we may have found it. It is a unique approach to financial aid. It is focused directly on librarianship alone...It is also uniquely focused on U.S. and Canadian citizens. It includes all aspects of aid: scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and loans. It even has a few references to loan forgiveness programs. This work, an excellent entry from the award-winning Reference Service Press, should be just what the profession wants. Any library that serves anyone wanting to join the profession or obtain a higher degree should have this book."
American Reference Books Annual
"This is a comprehensive directory of scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, and other funding available to library and information science students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More than 800 quarter-page entries include deadline and contact information for the sponsoring organization, a summary of basic requirements and eligibility qualifications, financial details of the program, and the number of awards given out each year...There are seven separate indices that enable the reader to locate programs by location, month of deadline, sponsoring organization, etc. "
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Authored by a former editor of Reference and User Services Quarterly and the editor of a number of other financial-aid titles, this work presents funding opportunities for students studying library and information science at undergraduate and graduate levels. Funding resources for study; research projects and creative activities; and conference attendance are presented separately for undergraduates and graduates, and the content is indexed by program title, sponsoring organization, residency, tenability, specialty, diversity, and calendar. Each of the 833 entries includes the program title, sponsoring organization with contact information, program summary, eligibility, financial data, duration, additional information, number of awards given each round, and deadline. This is one of a set of financial-aid titles published by Reference Service Press dealing with specific subject areas, and it is valuable for any library that is serving future librarians or that has staff members seeking to advance their own education."
Five stars (highest rating) on Amazon.com
"...more financial aid than ever before is available to help library students pay for their degree...The question is: how do these students find out about the opportunities? After all, you can't apply for assitance if you don't know what's available. That's why the publication of How to Pay for Your Degree in Libarry & 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."
Michigan State University "Grants for Individuals"
"Start planning how you will pay for your degree by reading How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies by Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber (Reference Service Press). This publication provides detailed, up-to-date information on 800 scholarships, loans, grants, awards, and other funding opportunities for students."
"Earning a Master's Degree in Library & Information Science" (www.idaholibraries.org)
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