Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Want to be a librarian? We’ll tell you how!

Thursday, April 30, representatives from The University of Texas, the University of North Texas and Texas Women's University will be at Central Library to answer questions about their library and information science programs. Graduate School representatives will review coursework, areas of specialization and admissions requirements.

What: Information on becoming a librarian
Where: Central Library • 600 Soledad, 3rd floor
When: Thursday, April 30, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Information will also be available about the San Antonio Public Library Foundation's Better Future/Mejor Futuro Grant, which provides scholarships for students working toward a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. In August of 2008, the Library Foundation received a grant of nearly $1 million from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). The IMLS made the grant of $963,420 in its latest round of awards under the Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program.

Library officials estimate that the grant will fund tuition for 45 Master’s-Degree library students. Anyone who has completed a Bachelor’s Degree is eligible to apply for a scholarship by contacting the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, (210) 225-4728, or the San Antonio Public Library at (210) 207-2635.

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