University of Illinois

Log Number: RE-06-09-0094-09

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will increase the number of qualified youth services librarians by offering eight IMLS-funded scholarships over three years to qualified and diverse students admitted to the GSLIS Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) program. The CAS program provides continuing education for professionals already working in libraries. Scholarship recipients will have an opportunity to continue their education in a topic related to youth services. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be better prepared to work with youth in public and school libraries.