What’s the definition and purpose of the scholarship?
The scholarship is to be given once a year to a Masters degree candidate in Library Science who intends to work professionally with media collections in libraries. The purpose is to provide financial assistance and encouragement to developing media librarians. This scholarship honors the legacy of deg farrelly and his commitment to media librarianship, and the preservation of and access to media materials - a commitment shared by both AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists, an organization not affiliated with ALA) and FMRT (the ALA Film & Media Round Table).
What does the award consist of?
The award will be made in two parts:
The recipient will receive a
- $1,000 Education Grant (to be used solely for tuition and or books) administered by ALA/FMRT.
- $1,000 Cash Award (to be used for other education related expenses (i.e. books, workshops, conference fees, etc.), administered by AMIA.
The $1,000 Education Grant administered by ALA/FMRT will be disbursed in two parts ($500 each): the first scholarship payment to the awardee will be disbursed in September of the winning year and the second payment will be disbursed the following January based on enrollment status and academic verification.
The $1,000 Cash Award administered by AMIA will be disbursed in two parts ($500 each): the first award payment to the awardee will be disbursed in September of the winning year and the second payment will be disbursed the following January based on enrollment status and academic verification.
Who qualifies for the deg farrelly Memorial/Alexander Street Press AMIA/FMRT Media Librarian Scholarship?
- A demonstrated interest in media history, production, or preservation through active participation in film programs, film or video festivals, and/or support of media preservation and access.
- Superior overall scholarship in a Masters Degree program in Library Science (minimum 3.0 GPA, transcript required).
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters Degree program in Library Science with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2021 or later.
Who selects the recipients?
The FMRT chair will appoint 3 or 5 jurors (all care will be given to appoint employed media librarians). The jury will include at least one member of AMIA. All jurors must be members of both ALA and FMRT.
What are the deadlines for application?
March 1, 2020
Who are the sponsoring organizations?
Alexander Street Press (ASP)
ASP will provide $1000 to ALA and $1000 to AMIA for disbursement.