Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship

Established in honour of the late Diana M. Priestly, a distinguished Canadian law librarian, and in recognition of her distinctive contribution to Law Librarianship, the Scholarship is intended to support professional development in the field and is awarded to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant:

  • who has previous law library experience and will be enrolled in an accredited Canadian Library School during the next academic term/year; or
  • who has a degree from or is currently enrolled in an accredited Canadian Library School and will be enrolled in an approved Canadian Law School during the next academic term/year; or
  • who has a degree from or is currently enrolled in an approved Canadian Law School and will be enrolled in an accredited Canadian Library School during the next academic term/year; or
  • who will be concurrently enrolled in an approved Canadian Law School and an accredited Canadian Library School during the next academic term/year.

One scholarship will normally be awarded each year in the amount of $2,500.00. It is non-renewable except in exceptional circumstances. The award may be withheld or cancelled for lack of suitable candidates or upon termination of schooling. The money will be disbursed to the successful candidate upon supplying proof of enrollment.

The applicant’s work experience, letter of application and letters of reference will form the basis of selection. Preference will be given to members of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit but all persons with suitable library experience may apply.

Application forms are available online (.PDF), from your Dean’s Office, or by writing to:

Wendy Reynolds
Chair, CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee
c/o Ontario Legislative Assembly
3330 Whitney Block
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A2
PH: 416-325-1610
Email: wreynolds@ola.org

Complete applications must be received no later than February 1, 2018.