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Do you know anyone (library technician, paraprofessional, student, other) who thinks they can't afford to get a M.L.S.? Please encourage them to come to an information session at the Library of Congress, to learn about financial resources available from ARL, ALA, and DCLA.
Representatives from each of these organizations will present details, tips and words of encouragement for applicants on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Room LJ-119, in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Refreshments will be served.
This program is open to the general public.
Learn more about the ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce program [ http://www.arl.org/diversity/init/ ], which will award 45 graduate students with backgrounds in applied and natural sciences and information technology with stipends up to $10,000 for 2007-2008. The ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program [ http://www.ala.org/ala/diversity/spectrum/spectrum.htm ] for underrepresented librarians will award over 60 scholarships for $5,000 for 2007-2008. DCLA awards the Ruth Fine Memorial Student Loans [ http://www.dcla.org/studentfinancialaid.html ]for $5,000. The loan may be forgiven upon completion of degree..
For more information on this event, please contact Angela McMillian, (202) 707-3922 ([log in to unmask]).
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