MLIS/Dual Awards

MLIS and DUAL

Entering Students

This scholarship was established in 1972 by the UBC Alumni Association in honour of Stanley T. Arkley (B.A., 1925, LL.B., 1976, UBC). It gives recognition to his long and dedicated service to the University. Active in forming the Friends of the University of B.C. Inc. (U.S.A.), he served as its President from 1957 to 1971. Largely through his leadership this organization was not only responsible for many contributions to the University from Alumni in the United States but also for the establishment of a scholarship fund to assist sons and daughters of Alumni living in the United States to attend UBC. His special interest, however, has always been the Library, to which he has made numerous and notable gifts. It is fitting, therefore, that this scholarship is awarded to a student in Librarianship selected by the School on the basis of academic ability, promise, and personal qualities.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Entering the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    (a) Academic achievement
    (b) Promise of a success in librarianship

Application Procedure

 Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Advisor make recommendation to the iSchool Director once both incoming cohorts (September and January) have been set.

Scholarships have been endowed by friends and colleagues to honour Sheila Egoff’s dedication to teaching and to the profession of Library and Information Studies. The scholarships are awarded to students in the Masters of Library and Information Studies program with preference to students entering first year. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Entering MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic achievement

Application Procedure

Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Advisor make recommendation to the iSchool Director once both incoming cohorts (September and January) have been set.

A gift of the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offered annually to a student entering or attending the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and who is a resident within the Fraser Valley Regional Library's service area. The award is made to a student with sound academic standing who shows professional promise. The financial circumstances of a candidate may be a consideration. In offering this scholarship, the Board of Management of the Fraser Valley Regional Library pays tribute to Dr. Helen Gordon Stewart for her manifold leadership in the development of British Columbia libraries and particularly for her pioneering efforts in the establishment of regional library service in the Fraser Valley in the years 1930-1934. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Entering the MLIS program and
    • Residing within the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s service area
  • Indicators:
    • Academic standing
    • Professional promise
    • Financial circumstances may be a consideration

Application Procedure

Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Advisor make recommendation to the iSchool Director once both incoming cohorts (September and January) have been set.

A scholarship, the gift of a bequest of Richard David Hughes, is awarded on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies to a student entering the first year of the Master of Library and Information Studies program. It is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential and promise of success in librarianship.

Number

1

Eligibility 

  • Entering the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic achievement
    • Leadership potential
    • Promise of success in librarianship

Application Procedure

Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Advisor make recommendation to the iSchool Director once both incoming cohorts (September and January) have been set.

A scholarship honouring Dr. Samuel Rothstein, founding Director of the School of Librarianship, was endowed in 1989. The scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, to a student selected on the basis of academic achievement and promise of success in librarianship. Financial circumstances of the candidate may be considered.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Entering the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic achievement
    • Promise of success in librarianship
    • Financial circumstances may be considered

Application Procedure

Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Advisor make recommendation to the iSchool Director once both incoming cohorts (September and January) have been set.

This scholarship, given by the H.W. Wilson Foundation, Inc., New York, is available for a student intending to adopt librarianship as a profession. The winner is selected by the School on the basis of academic record, ability, financial need, and promise of success in the field of librarianship.

Number

1-2

Eligibility

  • Entering the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic achievement
    • Promise of success in librarianship

Application Procedure

Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Advisor make recommendation to the iSchool Director once both incoming cohorts (September and January) have been set.

Current Students

Current students applying for awards should carefully read the award description to ensure eligibility.

Student to CLA

At the request of CLA, every year SLAIS nominates a student as part of the “Student to CLA” program. The nominated student acts as a volunteer at the conference in return for registration and shared accommodation. SLAIS provides a travel stipend of up to $500. 

Number

1

Application Procedure

Applications from students are due three months prior to the start of the conference. A faculty committee selects the nominee from applications submitted to the Director.

Graduate Student Travel Fund

Full-time Graduate Students who are presenting a paper are also eligible (once during a degree program) for funding from the Graduate Student Travel Fund.

A scholarship honouring Lois M. Bewley's devotion to teaching and public service is awarded on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies to a student with previous public library experience who is entering the second year of the Master of Library and Information Studies program and plans a public librarianship career.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Continuing in MLIS program (must be registering in courses in next academic year)
  • Indicators:
    • Previous public library experience
    • Plans a public librarianship career

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A scholarship established by the Alumni Division of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, in honour of Margaret Burke. In her role of admissions and placement coordinator she provided students of the School with support and counselling for more than 20 years. The award is made on the recommendation of the School to a student entering second year of any program in the School, who has demonstrated academic ability and shown promise of professional achievement. Priority will be given to alternating the award between the programs in the School if an appropriate candidate is available.

Number

1

Eligibility:

  • Continuing in the MAS or the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Alternate the award between MLIS and MAS where feasible— odd numbered years MLIS / even numbered years MAS
    • Academic ability
    • Promise of professional achievement

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

Two scholarships, the gift of a bequest of Amy Hutcheson (Children’s Librarian and Chief Librarian of the New Westminster Public Library, 1942 – 1973), are awarded on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies to two students who are entering the second year of the M.L.I.S. program. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of specializing in children's and young adult librarianship.

Number

2

Eligibility:

  • Continuing in MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic achievement
    • A detailed outline of the planned program of study in children's and young adult services and literature courses.
    • Expressed commitment to a career in children's and young adult services
    • An expressed commitment to take a concentration of 12 or more credits in children's and young adult services and literature in the MLIS program, chosen in consultation with the student's adviser

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

This scholarship was established in memory of UBC alumna Margaret Fergusson Smith (B.A. 1937) by her husband, UBC alumnus Donald S. Smith (B.A. 1931, B.A.Sc. 1932, M.A.Sc. 1933) and their children. It is awarded each year to a student enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Studies Program.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Continuing in MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic achievement
    • Promise of success in librarianship

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A Scholarship has been endowed by Edythe Webster for a student in the Master of Library and Information Studies program. This award is made on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • A student in the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Preference may be given to a mature student

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

Graduating Students

This prize, the gift of Stanley and Rose Arkley, is offered in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies to the University graduating student whose contribution in the field of children's literature is the most outstanding.

Number

1

Eligibility:

  • Graduating from MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Courses taken in literature for children and young adults
    • Academic achievement in courses in literature for children and young adults
    • Contribution to the field of children’s literature

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A prize has been made available by family and friends of the late Beverley M. Becker. Ms. Becker was a former student of the U.B.C. School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and graduated with her Master of Library Science in 1975. The award is given for outstanding work in courses related to reference and information services in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, and is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Grades in reference and information services courses
    • Number of reference and information services courses taken

Application Procedure

Based on calculation of grades.

This medal, honouring the memory of Miss Ruth E. Cameron, for many years Chief Librarian of the City of New Westminster, is offered annually by the Board of the New Westminster Public Library. It will be awarded to the student whose record in the course for the degree of Master of Library and Information Studies is, in the opinion of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, most outstanding.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Top graduating average

Application Procedure

Based on calculation of grades.

A prize endowed by the College of Physicians & Surgeons, family, friends and colleagues in honour of C. William Fraser. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and is made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Success in courses in medical librarianship and/or health sciences
    • Background in health science
    • Demonstrated interest in medical librarianship (for example, choosing to do medical library related projects in general courses or doing the practicum in a medical library) and good performance in such work
    • Collegiality as a personal trait

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A prize is awarded to a student in the graduating class of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. The prize will not necessarily be awarded annually. It is given to that student who has demonstrated leadership and academic or research ability in studies relating to special librarianship.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Course work focussing on special librarianship
    • Active in the SLA Student Chapter
    • Academic record / collaborative research
    • Demonstrated leadership

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

This prize is awarded in conjunction with the British Columbia Library Association to an outstanding graduating student in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. The award is given in honour of Neal Harlow, University Librarian from 1951 to 1961, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the University Library and of his work as one of the founders of the School of Librarianship.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Demonstrated interest in a career in academic librarianship
    • Student member and participant in professional associations

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

An award has been endowed by friends and colleagues to honour Ken Haycock, Former Director of the School of Library and Information Studies. The award is offered to a graduating student in the Masters of Library and Information Studies program in good academic standing who demonstrates leadership skills. The award will be made on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Demonstrated interest in management and marketing
    • Student member and participant in professional associations
    • Demonstrated leadership ability
    • Exceptional professional promise for leadership positions

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

In honour of Dr. Hopkins' retirement, a group of colleagues and students decided to establish a new award within the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies to recognize the commitment that Dr. Hopkins has made in the field. The Richard Hopkins Award will recognize a graduating student in a master's program in SLAIS who demonstrates leadership and integrity, balancing academic achievement with a demonstrated committment to their chosen area.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS or Dual program
  • Indicators:
    • Demonstrated leadership and integrity
    • Balancing academic achievement with a demonstrated commitment to their chosen area

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

This prize, established as a memorial to Gordon New by funds collected under the sponsorship of the University of Victoria Library, is offered to students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Studies program. It is awarded on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies for demonstrated leadership and academic or research ability in studies relating to academic libraries.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MLIS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic or research ability in studies relating to academic libraries
    • Demonstrated leadership ability

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1