The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is offering two scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students planning a career in Library and Information Science (LIS) commencing full time or part time study in an ALIA Accredited course at an Australian higher education institution or vocational Registered Training Organisation leading to ALIA Associate or Library Technician membership.
The scholarship includes an ALIA student membership for one year and $5,000 towards learning expenses including giving the recipient the freedom to travel and attend: exams special workshops, lectures or conferences, work experience opportunities, job interviews and networking opportunities. If the recipient chooses to visit Canberra within the scholarship funding, a one-week industry experience placement at ALIA House may also be available.
Applications open 14 November 2018, and close on 3 February 2019.
Applications should include a one page statement detailing the applicant's planned LIS professional career, how the scholarship will assist them with their studies, their current resume, and a written reference supporting the application from a member of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community.