Western Association of Map Libraries Diversity Scholarship

Diversity Scholarship description and eligibility:
The WAML Diversity Scholarship provides an opportunity for library-workers from historically under-represented racial, social, and/or class groups who are interested in map and geospatial librarianship to learn more about the profession, meet colleagues, and add new skills and knowledge. As an organization we believe that it is critical for our profession to reflect on and engage with the cultural and structural biases that are inherent to map and geospatial librarianship, and thus are actively recruiting people who may contribute an alternative perspective and experience.
The goals of this scholarship are to increase WAML’s efforts towards being a more inclusive organization and to support the professional development of library-workers from diverse backgrounds. People engaged in any aspect of libraries, both librarians and non-librarians, are encouraged to apply for the Diversity Scholarship. It is not necessary to already be working in a map, geospatial, or GIS library field. Applicants need not be current WAML members.

For more information go to the website http://www.waml.org/mbrinfo.html#Scholarships

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