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SWIM Scholarship Program. S outh Dakota W yoming I daho M ontana. Funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services – Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Program. Goals for the SWIM Grant. Increase the number of MLIS librarians in the four-state region

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swim scholarship program
SWIM Scholarship Program

South Dakota

Wyoming

Idaho

Montana

Funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services – Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

goals for the swim grant
Goals for the SWIM Grant
  • Increase the number of MLIS librarians in the four-state region
  • Increase the number of certificated school librarians with media specialist endorsement in the four-state region
  • Recruit Native Americans and Hispanics to the library profession
  • Encourage professional development and collaboration among librarians
scholarship requirements scholarship applications are due by march 15 2010
Scholarship RequirementsScholarship applications are due by March 15, 2010

Scholarship requirements are:

Scholarship recipients will receive:

80% of graduate school tuition and fees

Travel stipends to attend required trainings, residencies, and conferences

Opportunity to earn a master’s degree from an ALA accredited graduate program.

  • Residency within the SWIM region
  • Not currently pursuing a MLS graduate degree
  • Agree to work for two years in a public, academic, school, or special library in a SWIM state.
  • Must be admitted to UNT/LIS to qualify for scholarship
state application web sites contacts
State Application Web Sites & Contacts
  • South Dakota
    • Colleen Kirbycolleen.kirby@state.sd.us
    • Website: http://library.sd.gov/forlibrarians/grants/SWIM/index.htm
  • Wyoming
    • Jamie Markus jmarku@state.wy.us
    • Website: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/grant.html
  • Idaho
    • Shirley Biladeau shirley.biladeau@libraries.idaho.gov
    • Website:http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/swim-learning-cohort-mlis-and-media-specialists
  • Montana
    • Sue Jacksonsujackson@mt.gov
    • Website:http://msl.state.mt.us/swim /default.asp
lis and swim application timeline
LIS and SWIM Application Timeline
  • Must be admitted to UNT Toulouse Graduate School and UNT/LIS to qualify for SWIM Scholarship
  • Six to Eight weeks for the UNT/LIS Application Process to be completed
  • Apply for admission to MLS program no later than February 1, 2010
  • SWIM Scholarship deadline is : March 15, 2010
  • Scholarships will be awarded April 30, 2010
communicating with lis
COMMUNICATING WITH LIS
  • Contacting the School
    • University of North TexasCollege of InformationDepartment of Library and Information Sciences1155 Union Circle #311068Denton, Texas 76203-5017Phone: (940) 565-2445FAX: (940) 565-3101Toll-Free: 1-877-ASK-SLIS
    • http://www.lis.unt.edu/
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Ready to Enroll?

For more information and answers to your questions:

  • Contacting Dr. Yvonne Chandler Email: yvonne.chandler@unt.edu
    • Phone: (940) 565-3777 Toll-Free: 1-877-ASK-SLIS or 1-877-275-7547
  • Contacting Charlotte Thomas
    • Email: charlotte.thomas@unt.edu
    • Phone: (940) 369-7275
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