Scholarship Committee

Chair: Anne Craig

Name Institution
Jo CatesColumbia College Chicago
Anne CraigCARLI
Shannon PohrteElgin Community College
Claire StewartUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Body to which the group reports: Governance Board

Scope of work: The CARLI Scholarship provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at teh University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The CARLI Scholarship Committee will select individual recipients based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant’s response to a personal essay question regarding his/her professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career that demonstrates a commitment to the profession.
  • Strength of references. Three CARLI Scholarship Reference Forms are required, at least one of which must be from a librarian at the applicant’s library. References may include additional comments or letters.

Member appointment and terms: The Scholarship Committee is composed of three Board members, one from public institutions, one from private institutions, and one from community colleges. The Senior Director serves as chair of the committee. Committee members are appointed annually by the CARLI Senior Director.

Expected reporting frequency: The Committee will report to the Board annually regarding applicants and recipients of the CARLI Scholarship.

Timeline: Not applicable

Staff or Board liaisons: CARLI Senior Director

Tasks required upon completion of work: The Scholarship Committee will recognize the recipient at the CARLI Annual Meeting.