Sage Renews Scholarship To Promote Diversity Within Librarianship

04/17/2024 7:02 AM | Anonymous

Sage and the Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC) have extended a partnership to provide scholarships to Library Information Science students from the National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo).

The program provides a $2,000 award to library students from each of the five NALCo member organizations:

  • American Indian Library Association (AILA)
  • Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
  • Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
  • REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking

“Sage is committed to supporting the growth of diverse and inclusive teaching and learning communities where every individual has the opportunity to reach their potential. And as an independent company, we are free to transform this commitment into action,” said Karen Phillips, executive vice president of learning at Sage. “This scholarship program represents an investment in the educational and professional journey of library school students and librarianship—a role that we view as a critical component of teaching and research across campus.”

Review panels created by each NALCo member association will select recipients based on their own established eligibility criteria. Applicants must be currently pursuing a Library and Information Science Master of Art, Master of Science, or Doctor of Philosophy graduate degree. The call for applications will be made in the spring, and the scholarships will be announced later this year.

JCLC Inc. Board President Dr. Kenneth Yamashita said, “The JCLC Inc. Board is most gratified that Sage has chosen to renew the Sage and JCLC Inc. NALCo LIS Student Scholarship program for 2024. During the program’s first year, the five NALCo successfully incorporated the Sage and JCLC Inc. scholarships into their existing scholarship application procedures and selected outstanding candidates who will become the future BIPOC leaders in the library information science professions.”

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About Sage

Sage is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources with a growing range of technologies to enable discovery, access, and engagement. Believing that research and education are critical in shaping society, 24-year-old Sara Miller McCune founded Sage in 1965. Today, we are controlled by a group of trustees charged with maintaining our independence and mission indefinitely.

Our guaranteed independence means we’re free to:

  • Do more – supporting an equitable academic future, furthering disciplines that drive social change, and helping social and behavioral science make an impact
  • Work together – building lasting relationships, championing diverse perspectives, and co-creating resources to transform teaching and learning
  • Think long-term – experimenting, taking risks, and investing in new ideas

About the Joint Council of Librarians of Color Inc.

The Joint Council of Librarians of Color Inc. (JCLC, Inc.) was formed in June 2015 as a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo). The five NALCo co-sponsor the quadrennial Joint Conferences of Librarians of Color, for which the JCLC Inc. acts as the fiduciary agent and oversight provider.


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