Dear members of EASTLIB,
I'm glad to announce this scholarship opportunity for the community of East Asian Libraries.
Recently I received a grant ($444,906) from IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) to prepare the next generation of East Asian librarians, particularly those who are already working in East Asian libraries but without MLIS degree. By the grant, we can fully support up to 12 paraprofessionals for their completion of MLIS in our school. Our MLIS program is fully online, so the students' location doesn't matter as long as they are in the U.S.
This grant could not be possible without CEAL's support. From the beginning of proposal preparation, the CEAL Executive Board along with the strong leadership of President Peter Zhou, has supported and endorsed the idea. Peter wrote an official supporting letter which was very important in securing this grant. I really appreciate the supports from CEAL.
The admission criteria is the same as our normal admission, but for this particular opportunity, the applicants need a strong mentor's letter of commitment as the mentoring is the key to the success of this program. Our MLIS admission does not require GRE score unless an applicant's undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. TOEFL score above 79 (iBT) is required for non-native English speakers who do not have a degree from American (or English speaking) institution.
If you have somebody working in your library without MLIS, please encourage the person to consider this opportunity and support the person with your commitment as her/his mentor. The application deadline is September 1st, 2013 for spring admission.
For further information, please check this announcement (click to open PDF).
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you very much for your attention.
Please, distribute this announcement as widely as possible.
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
TEL: (414) 229-4709
FAX: (414) 229-4848Email: email@example.com