Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Scholarships
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of AAHSL Leadership Scholarships. The scholarships support career development opportunities for persons interested in leadership roles at all levels in academic health sciences libraries. Scholarship awards, in amounts normally up to $2500, may be used for participation in established educational programs or for individually designed learning opportunities.
Candidates should be employed in a professional position in an AAHSL member library (full or associate member) and have an MLS or comparable graduate degree.
Applications will be accepted and awards made annually, with the next deadline of May 1, 2012. Programs may require registration well in advance; their websites should be consulted for information. Awards can be made conditionally if applicants wish to use the scholarship as an indication of support for their applications to competitive career development programs.
Selective programs may require registration well in advance; their websites should be consulted for information. Awards can be made conditionally if applicants wish to use the scholarship as an indication of support for their applications to competitive training programs.
Applicants should submit:
Letter (maximum of one page) with the following information:
description of the career development opportunity in which they are interested (including the URL for an established program),
dates of participation,
whether they have been accepted by the program, if applicable,
purpose of funds (itemized list of amounts for tuition, travel, or other expenses),
their goals in participating in it, and
how it will help them reach specific career goals.
Letter from their library director indicating support for participation in the program and how it will further the leadership skills of the applicant.
Persons awarded scholarships must complete the program within a twelve-month period. At the conclusion, a brief report evaluating the program and its benefit to them and other potential leaders is required. Programs supported by AAHSL Leadership Scholarships in the past, with reports from participants, may be consulted.
Applications should be submitted to AAHSL in care of email@example.com. The selection committee will judge the value and quality of the proposed activity in developing the leadership ability of the applicant. To maximize the number of scholarships, individuals may be asked to supplement funding with institutional support