[Asis-l] Nov. 13th Application deadline for PRAXIS: Pre-Doctoral Training to Increase Diversity in Library Research and Leadership

Clara M. Chu cchu at ucla.edu
Wed Nov 6 21:35:57 EST 2002

This is a reminder that the deadline for applying to the PRAXIS program is
November 13th!!!

PRAXIS is a pre-doctoral training program for library and information
professionals of culturally diverse backgrounds to enhance their technology,
policy and research
knowledge.  Scholarships (tuition and stipend) will be available to eight
students.  Please read more details below and at our website.
For details and deadlines, connect to the PRAXIS website at

Participants of this 9-month (with only a 6-month residency) program will:
(a) engage in an intellectually-rich and challenging advanced graduate
(b) obtain a post-MLIS Certificate;
(c) be paired and have regular contact with a departmental faculty advisor,
a peer doctoral advisor and a national LIS faculty mentor of color;
(d) be engaged in recruitment efforts with ethnic library associations;
(e) produce a publishable research paper and book review in addition to
their coursework;
(f) have weekly seminars to have exposure to research and policy issues from
nationally renowned researchers from the Department as well as other UCLA
faculty whose work addresses the information needs and services of
culturally diverse communities;
(g) present their research, the PRAXIS program and doctoral studies at the
2003 ALA Annual Conference (travel stipend provided); and
(h) submit an application for doctoral studies, as appropriate.

Please call or email if you have any questions, or need help in
submitting your documents for the application, or need time to get your
transcripts, or want to discuss the 3 questions to address in your
statement of purpose.    We are ready to assist you.

Clara M. Chu, Principal Investigator,  cchu at ucla.edu, (310) 206-9368
Elizabeth Martinez, Program Director emfuture at hotmail.com, (310) 794-5096.

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