Future librarians and info pros - act now!! DC/SLA wants to help you reach your professional and academic goals. If you are interested in a career special libraries, and are pursuing an MLS or related degree in an accredited program, apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishing<>. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, and make connections with working, experienced information professionals.

Selection criteria include:

  *   An essay describing your: 1) interest in special librarianship, 2) professional goals, and 3) anticipated contribution to the Chapter and the profession (2-3 pages; 1,000-2,000 words)

  *   Letter of academic or professional recommendation

  *   Membership in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA
(If you aren't a DC/SLA member yet, SLA student dues are only $40 per year. Join today at Remember to choose the Washington, D.C. Chapter on your SLA membership form.)

  *   Enrolled or accepted in an ALA-accredited Library Science program

The scholarship application form and additional details are available on the DC/SLA website at

Application deadline: July 27, 2014. Funds will be awarded in mid-August.