Ann Gibson Scholarship
This scholarship is given annually to honor the memory of Ann Gibson, a dynamic and dedicated librarian, storyteller, and teacher, in recognition of her many contributions to the field of youth service librarianship.
Ann’s career in Western New York was spent in public libraries and several colleges and universities. As a founding member of the Genesee Storytellers, Gibson provided in-service training in children’s literature for librarians and teachers. She was a guiding force in the University of Rochester’s annual storytelling conference. Ann was also an active volunteer for local charities involving children with special needs. The Ann Gibson scholarship is a memorial to Ann’s passionate abilities to share her love of children’s literature and the art of storytelling with thousands of children and adults. Details of the scholarship follow.
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a person who has chosen to pursue graduate studies that will lead to New York State certification as a youth specialist in a public library or school media center.
Deadline: May 26, 2017
Criteria to Judge Recipient:
1. Two supporting statements that document the applicant’s competence and commitment to youth services librarianship. YSS Board members and Scholarship Committee members are not allowed to supply supporting statements.
Please present a brief statement that cites relevant experience you have had in youth services and your philosophy and/or future goals in terms of youth services librarianship.
For further information, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair.
Send the completed application form, two supporting statements, transcript(s), narrative statement, and verification of your current NYLA membership in print or electronic form to:
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED OR POSTMARKED
NO LATER THAN May 26, 2017
Download the application here (pdf)
Download the requirements here (pdf)