Are you interested in becoming part of a diverse and engaged youth-services-focused library community?
This $15,000 scholarship will be awarded
to a student seeking to earn an MLIS with a planned focus on
service to children and young adults.
The Butler Children’s Literature Center is proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship to support diversity in library service to young people.
Preference for the Butler Youth Services Scholarship will be given to graduates of a Dominican University undergraduate program who are from a background underrepresented in the field of library science. This competitive award will consider need, merit, academic excellence, and leadership qualities as part of the applicant selection process.
Butler Scholars Will:
- complete the master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University’s SOIS program within two calendar years of continuing enrollment
- work closely with academic advisors on course selections with the goal of completing a Certificate in Youth Services or school library licensure as part of their degree
- participate in a variety of Butler Center activities including the annual Butler Lecture, Book Sale, and continuing education events
- produce a relevant project or complete an independent study using BCLC resources to be presented at a BCLC event and/or a state or national professional conference