Drexel IMLS Fellowships
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Wed Jan 5 13:42:57 EST 2005
IMLS Fellowships for Doctoral Studies
The College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University (IST)
applications for IMLS/MDI (Management of Digital Information) fellowships
toward the Ph.D. program. The fellowships are funded by the IMLS "Librarians
21st Century" program. A total of five fellows will be selected; each will
be awarded a
full tuition fellowship, plus a research fellowship of $19,500 per year for
at least two
About the Fellowships
A main objective of the program is to accelerate the development of new
educating the next generation of library professionals. The library
community is in
critical need of professionals who have the knowledge and skills to provide
services in a library environment, from organizing digital collections and
access to various digital resources, to personalizing services for users of
all ranges of
skills and ethnic backgrounds. We expect to train the selected IMLS/MDI
become leaders in educating such new library professionals.
Applying to the Program
We are seeking students who are passionate about Management of Digital
(MDI), digital libraries, or serving the information needs of users in the
environment. The successful applicant should meet all the admission
requirements of our
Ph.D. program (See the Program Web site http://www.cis.drexel.edu/ for
Applicants are not required to have library work experience or a Master of
Science degree. Familiarity with information technologies is desirable but
We encourage working professionals who have strong technical skills and who
are not in
the field of library and information science to apply. Applicants from
ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
The application forms are available here link to
http://www.drexel.edu/em/apply/ <http://www.drexel.edu/em/apply/> . The
application procedure is the same as applying for our regular Ph.D. program.
personal statement, however, you must state your interest in this fellowship
how your background and research interest would fit this fellowship program.
Early consideration for this fellowship starts December 2004. You are
submit applications earlier to receive full consideration. All of the
fellows will start their
studies in September 2005.
Founded in 1892, IST is an innovative and multidisciplinary college that
outstanding information science and technology professionals. Drexel's ALA
M.S. in Library and Information Science is ranked number one for its
programs in information systems and ninth overall nationally by U.S. News &
Report. It's also ranked No.1 nationally. The College's Ph.D. program,
founded in 1974,
is an interdisciplinary degree built on a long tradition of excellence.
Graduates of the
program have been placed throughout the country and many become leaders in
areas of library and information science. Current active research areas in
include Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Metadata and Ontology,
Supported Collaborative Learning, Information Visualization, Citation
Bibliometrics, and the Information Seeking Behavior of Urban Young Adults.
For inquires or questions, please contact:
Dr. Xia Lin,
xia.lin at cis.drexel.edu
Dr. Michael Atwood,
mike.atwood at cis.drexel.edu
Dr. Kate McCain,
kate.McCain at cis.drexel.edu
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell,
sandra.hughes at cis.drexel.edu
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