The scholarships are open to anyone currently enroled in an LIS program other than the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS. Interested students are asked to fill out a short application, including a 200-word essay describing their interest in taking the course. Course lectures will be synchronous, and students must be available on Tuesdays from 4:00–6:00 p.m. Central Time. For technical requirements associated with the course, please visit http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/itdweb/bbcollaborate/started.php.
Students enrolled in programs affiliated with the WISE consortium will be provided course credit automatically upon completion of the course. Others will need to coordinate course credit with their home institution.
Applications are open through Monday, August 4 and the winners will be announced on Thursday, August 7. To apply, and more information about the course and FTRF’s Krug Fund Intellectual Freedom Education Project, please visit http://www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Education or contact Jonathan Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 280-4226.
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association (http://www.ala.org/) . FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information.