The University of Kansas Libraries
KU Libraries Seeks Applications for Rubinstein-Mason Award
KU Libraries is pleased to accept applications for the annual Rubinstein-Mason Award. The award includes a cash prize of $1,000 to support graduate study in librarianship.
- Be currently enrolled KU students.
- Have been accepted by a graduate program in librarianship accredited by the American Library Association. (See www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/accreditation for information about education for librarianship.) A check will be issued upon verification of enrollment in an accredited program.
- Submit an application form by May 15, 2009, together with
- a 250-word statement for the review committee, and
- the name and address of a professional reference who can comment on the applicant's potential for success as a librarian.
The application form can be downloaded at www.lib.ku.edu/awards/rubinsteinmason.shtml
The Rubinstein-Mason Award, which is funded by charitable contributions to KU Endowment, honors the late Joseph Rubinstein, the first head of the Libraries' Department of Special Collections, and Alexandra Mason, Spencer Librarian Emerita, for their service to scholarship.
Preference will be given to students whose primary interest is in special collections librarianship and who have demonstrated characteristics of intellectual excellence and commitment to the standards of principled librarianship exemplified by Rubinstein and Mason in their many years of service to scholarship. Further preference will be given to students who have been employed as assistants in the University of Kansas Libraries.
The Dean of Libraries will announce the recipient in June.
For more information, please contact Karen Severud Cook, special collections librarian, Spencer Research Library, at 785-864-3357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.