[Libs-Or] Recruiting Ph.D. candidates
pparise at emporia.edu
Wed Aug 30 14:20:28 PDT 2006
Emporia State Universitys School of Library and Information
Management (SLIM) is recruiting a Ph.D. candidate who will be
responsible for administering the IMLS diversity grant which was
recently received by SLIM faculty member, Dr. John Agada. The Ph.D.
student must be a member of a U.S. ethnic minority and be able to start
the program by January 2007. He or she will be paid a stipend of
$25,000, plus full tuition.
Here is a little background on the IMLS grant:
The Emporia Diversity Initiative (EDI), a project led by Emporia State
Universitys (ESU) School of Library and Information Management, and a
partnership of over one dozen library systems and institutions of higher
learning in Kansas, Colorado and Oregon is designed to recruit, mentor
and graduate ethnic minority librarians to serve in their home
Formal EDI partners include the Oregon State Library, Multnomah County
Public Library and Portland Community College Library in Oregon, the
libraries of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Denver in
Colorado, and the University of Kansas Libraries, Kansas City Kansas
Public Library and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in
The award amount is $857,754.
Funded by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the
Institute for Museum and Library Services, the EDI will provide
scholarships to educate 18 American ethnic minorities with
undergraduate, masters and/or doctoral library degrees as a response to
the national crisis in the shortage of minority librarians. Five
scholarships will be awarded to students in the undergraduate
Information Resource Studies program. Twelve scholarships will be
awarded to students in the Master of Library Science program. And one
scholarship will be awarded to a student in the PhD program.
For more information, please contact Prof. John Agada at
jagada at emporia.edu .
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