Saturday, December 4, 2010

SCIL Professional Development Scholarships

Posted to the SCIL list... (Note: SCIL (Southern California Instruction Librarians) is a subgroup of CARL, the California ACRL Chapter.

"Just a reminder that there is less than 2 weeks left to apply for the SCIL Professional Development Scholarships. Please send all application materials electronically to Allison Carr at

For more information about the upcoming SCIL Works program and on how to register, please visit the SCIL website at

SCIL Professional Development Scholarships

Submission Deadlines
SCIL Works: December 1, 2010, to be announced December 10, 2010

The purpose of these scholarships is to subsidize the attendance of two instruction librarians and one library school student to the two annual SCIL events: the SCIL Works Mini-Conference, held annually in late January-early February; and to the SCIL Spring Program, held annually in May. These scholarships will support instruction librarians and students in their professional development and continuing education in the areas of teaching and learning, pedagogy and information literacy instruction.

Awards and Eligibility
There are three awards for each event which any CARL member may apply for:
1. Any student enrolled in a formal library and information science master's program and is interested in working at an academic institution in a teaching librarian position.
2. Any librarian within the first 3 years of her/his career whose primary job is to teach.
3. Any librarian at any stage in their career whose primary job is to teach.
The awards for SCIL Works and the SCIL Spring Program will cover the cost of registration and travel to the event, not to exceed $250 per person.

1. Resume or CV that outlines related work experience, professional activities, and honors
2. Personal Statement that outlines your interest in instruction in an academic library, speaks to the criteria below, and addresses how your attendance at this conference will support your goals related to instruction librarianship (500 words).
3. CARL Membership Number

Factors considered in awarding the scholarship(s) include evidence of:
• a commitment to a career in teaching/instruction librarianship in an academic library
• a commitment to academics
• potential financial need
• strong communication skills

Achievement in these areas may best be demonstrated by the personal statement indicating interest or work experience in an academic library, including class work, non-course educational experience, volunteer work, teaching or other relevant employment and publications. Candidates should also indicate how attending SCIL Works or the SCIL Spring Program will help to fulfill professional development or continuing education goals.

Winners of these awards will be required to participate in the following year’s review of scholarship applications.

Talitha Matlin
SCIL Publicist
Posted 11/22/2010"

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