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IMLS Funding Awarded for 20 Early Childhood Librarianship Fellowships at DU LIS

Thinking of becoming a children's librarian? Check this opportunity out!

The following was posted to LibNet by Mary Stansbury, Associate Professor and Chair, Library & Information Science Program, University of Denver:

"We are so pleased and honored to announce that the DU Library and Information Science Program has been awarded IMLS funding for a second round of Early Childhood Librarianship fellowships. These fellowships will commence with the Autumn 2012 quarter.

The University of Denver Morgridge College of Education will also contribute to the fellowship funding, bringing the total amount of funding for each fellow to $37,984. This amount is 60% of the tuition of the DU MLIS.

Twenty fellows will be selected.

Coursework for this fellowship will include LIS foundational coursework, courses in early childhood, children’s, and young adult materials and services, and classes in the Child, Family, and School Psychology Program on brain development, language and literacy acquisition, and special needs children and families.

The MLIS is a 58 quarter credit degree.  Fellows must complete the MLIS by June 2014. For more information about the DU LIS Program, please visit:

Applicants for the fellowships must also be admitted to the MLIS degree program. Application information can be found at and by contacting

If you or someone you know is interested in this fellowship opportunity, please go to: to submit contact information."

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