Awards - Master of Information - 2017 Ruth Corner Public Librarian Scholarship

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Awarded to a second year full-time student (who will remain full-time during the tenure of this award) in the Masters of Information program following the Library and Information Science (LIS) path.

Students must currently be enrolled in at least one public library course, or have taken a public library course in the 2016 Fall term, and have a demonstrated interest in public librarianship. Previous work/volunteer experience at a public library will be looked upon favourably by the Awards Committee.

2017 Essay topic:

How do public libraries shape cities?

Application procedure
Students must:

  • Provide 2-3 references who can attest to the applicant's interest in public librarianship. Applicants may submit written references from said referees if they so wish, but it is not mandatory. The Awards Committee reserves the right to contact any and all references.
  • Have performed some public service (20% consideration)
  • Write a 3,000 word essay on the challenges public libraries face today (see above for details) (40% consideration)
  • Have a minimum academic standing of A- (40% consideration). Academic performance will be taken into account.

Value: Approx. $3,000 - $4,000 - up to two awards may be awarded at the Awards Committee's discretion

Deadline: 5 pm, Friday, February 17, 2017

Submit all letters and documents by the established deadline to:

Awards Committee, c/o iSchool Student Services
Faculty of Information
140 St. George Street, Room 211, Mailbox #B71
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6