Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship

Dear members of the MLIS community:
The SLA Southern California Chapter Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2011 Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship. Please help us spread the word among MLIS students currently taking courses who are permanent residents of California and Nevada.
The Scholarship
The Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship consists of a one-time award in the amount of $3,000. The Scholarship was created in 1993 to honor the memory of Karen Sternheim, a UCLA librarian and a member of the Special Libraries Association, Southern California Chapter (SLA-SCC).

Eligibility Guidelines 1. Applicants must be members of SLA and members of the SLA Southern California Chapter. [SLA membership information may be found online at: www.sla.org/content/membership/joinsla/index.cfm

2. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in a career in special libraries, and must be taking classes in a master's degree program in library and information studies at an ALA accredited library school per: www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/education/accreditedprograms/index.cfm
3. There is no geographic restriction on the school in which the applicant is enrolled. However, applicants must be permanent residents of California or Nevada, and must submit a photocopy of their valid California or Nevada's driver's license, identification card or voter registration card.
Deadline for Consideration The deadline to apply is June 30, 2011.
The Chapter Scholarship Committee must receive an MLIS student’s completed and properly-formatted application containing all requested information no later than this date in order to be eligible for consideration.

How to Apply
For complete information on the criteria, guidelines, required information, and application instructions, please refer to the Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship webpage on the SLA-SCC website, found at this URL:

We wish to thank the professional members of our community for helping us to get out the word among currently-enrolled MLIS students! Best regards, SLA-SCC Scholarship Committee Rita Costello, Chair Emi Bevacqua, Committee Member Keith Gurtzweiler, Committee Member Jay Springer, Committee Member Norah Xiao, Committee Member

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Preservation Week

If you haven't checked out the Preservation Week display in the Rotunda of the PCC Shatford Library, it will be up till April 29th. The west side of the Rotunda is dedicated to a glimpse of Pasadena City College history from how the campus went from being a high school to a community college. Memorabilia from the Archives can be viewed as well. The east side of the Rotunda focuses on the preservation and repair of materials. A slide show is also set-up showcasing pictures from PCC's history.

This display is in conjunction with the Pasadena Digital History Project which has been a collaboration between Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Museum of History and PCC Shatford Library.

The American Library Association has more information about Preservation Week on their website. If you stop by, don't forget to grab one of the cool Preservation Week and Pasadena Digital History Project bookmarks.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

National Library Week Freeze Mob

In support of National Library Week, I thought this was clever!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

$3,000 Reference Service Press Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

Reposted from Calix Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 12:03:44 -0700 From: "Holly Macriss" hollym@cla-net.org

Subject: [calix] $3,000 Reference Service Press Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

Application deadline is May 1

Calling all college seniors, college graduates, and beginning library school students interested in preparing for a career in reference/information service librarianship. This Fellowship, which has been offered annually since 1993, is provided by Reference Service Press , the only publishing company in the United States specializing solely in the development of print and electronic sources of information on financial aid for specific groups, including women, minorities, the disabled, individuals interested in going abroad, and veterans, military personnel, and their dependents. <>

To apply for this fellowship, please visit CLA webpage for the Reference Service Press Fellowship

For more information please contact Dave Tyckoson <mailto:davety@csufresno.edu> , Reference Service Press Fellowship Chair. More information Please help us spread the word and forward this message to the college seniors, graduates and beginning library students you know are interested in a career in reference/information service librarianship. Holly Macriss, Executive Director California Library Association <http://www.cla-net.org/>