To honor the memory and extend the legacy of longtime ARL staff member Julia Blixrud, ARL established in 2015 the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the ARL Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC, each year. This scholarship is supported by generous donations to the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Fund.
The award covers the registration fee for the ARL Fall Forum and provides a scholarship of $1,000 to help offset the costs of travel to and attendance at the Fall Forum.
Awardee Selection Criteria
The successful applicant will:
- Be a current MLIS student or a graduate who is within two years of graduation.
- Exhibit evidence of being a creative thinker who is passionate about the topic of the ARL Fall Forum. The theme of the 2017 Fall Forum will be “Libraries and the Research Enterprise.”
- Demonstrate strong potential to contribute to the profession.
The scholarship awardee will:
- Attend the 2017 ARL Fall Forum.
- Actively use social media to communicate about the Fall Forum during the event and write a summary of their participation to be published by ARL after the event.
To apply, review the application components, complete the online application form, and upload your essay or visualization along with your résumé or CV. Your letter of recommendation must be on letterhead, signed, and e-mailed directly from a supervisor or professor to JCBfund@arl.org.
Applications and supporting documents are due to ARL by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Monday, July 10, 2017. Visit the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship Application Process webpage for more details. If you have questions about the scholarship or application process, e-mail JCBfund@arl.org.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.