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Now accepting applications for the Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) student scholarship!

Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its SCIL Works 2015 student scholarship. The scholarship of $50 will cover student membership in California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) and registration for SCIL Works 2015 (to be held at West LA College on February 20, 2015).

In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program
  • Demonstrate an interest in instruction librarianship

To be considered, applicants must submit:

  • A personal statement of 300-500 words discussing their interest in instruction librarianship and future career goals
  • A current CV, which should include MLIS coursework completed to date and anticipated graduation date

Applications will be accepted until January 9, 2015. Please send your personal statement and CV as PDF attachments to Talitha Matlin.

The scholarship recipient will be notified on January 16, 2015 and will be officially announced at SCIL Works 2015.

SCIL Works 2015

Let me take you higher: How libraries use High Impact Practices to engage students

Friday, February 20, 2015
West Los Angeles College

Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) will be hosting SCIL Works on February 20, 2015. This annual mini-conference offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. The principles behind AACU’s LEAP Initiative, which “champions the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education,” are being integrated throughout the curriculum on college campuses across California. As such, librarians are increasingly being asked to collaborate on, create, and assess programs/efforts that include LEAP principles, one of which are High Impact Practices [HIPs]. HIPs have been proven to contribute to deep learning and increase student engagement and rates of retention. SCIL Works will offer an opportunity for instruction librarians to highlight how they have incorporated high-impact educational practices into their teaching or collaborated with programs that have embraced the practice.

Read more about SCIL Works 2015 and HIPs.

For information about past events, visit our Events page.

About SCIL

The Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL -- pronounced "skill") interest group is dedicated to providing professional development and discussion opportunities focused on information literacy and instruction-related activities for library professionals from all types of institutions.



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