LAST CHANCE CALL TO ALL NEW SERIAL LIBRARIANS AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN
The FIRST STEP Award, sponsored by the Serials Section of the Association
of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and underwritten by
John Wiley & Co. is open for applications for the coming year. THE
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 20, 1998.
The award is a professional development grant -- the purpose is to provide
librarians new to the serials field an opportunity to broaden their
perspective and to encourage professional development in ALA conferences
and participation in the Serials Section of ALCTS.
REQUIREMENTS: Any ALA member with five or fewer years professional
experience in the serials field, who has NOT previously attended an ALA
Annual Conference, is eligible. A $1,500 grant donated by Wiley is
applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, and registration
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit a current resume, a cover
letter and two written references to:
Chair, First Step Award Committee
PO Box 1414
Schenectady, NY 12301
Voice (518) 442-3633
Fax: (518) 442-3630
The cover letter should include: candidate's justification for the grant
in terms of commitment to/interest in serials related work;
personal/professional development activities; how the grant would increase
the candidate's professional career contributions; how the grant would
benefit the candidate in his/her current position; and financial need.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MAGGIE HORN
NOTE! ALL REFERENCES AND PAPERWORK MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE IN
ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED -- APPLICANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THEIR
REFERENCES OF THIS CONDITION. THANKS.
Florida International University
Miami, Fla. 33199