Thursday, October 18, 2007

News - Scholarship Targets Indiana Librarians & Genealogy

The Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS) is now accepting applications for its Library Staff Educational Scholarship. The scholarship is for staff of Indiana libraries and is intended to increase the staff's genealogical knowledge, enabling them to better serve their patrons.

The scholarship includes:
--A $500 credit to help pay the costs for the recipient to attend any conference, seminar or class that is related to genealogy.
--A one-time complimentary registration to the IGS annual conference for the recipient.
--A complimentary 1 year membership in IGS for the recipient.
--A $100 gift certificate for the sponsoring library, to be used towards the purchase of any IGS publications.

The scholarship is open to employees of libraries located in Indiana that allow public access to their collections. Library staff that are new to the field of genealogy are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2007 to be considered. The winner will be notified by mail and recognized at the IGS annual conference in Evansville on April 5, 2008.

An application form and further information on the requirements are available from the IGS