The following information is from the MN SLA Chapter:
The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Award
$2,000 Award for a SCU Student Interested in Special Librarianship
Library and Information Science students, either full-time or part-time, are invited to apply for an award of up to $2,000.00 and complimentary membership in the Special Libraries Association and the Minnesota Chapter of SLA. Only one such award will be granted annually and is limited to students who will graduate in December 2010 or later. The criteria are:
- Interest in special librarianship, as shown by course selection or past experience;
- Leadership abilities, demonstrated in either academic or extracurricular activities;
- Overall academic achievements.
Students who are interested in applying should submit a letter addressing the criteria listed above, a resume, and a copy of their transcript of courses in library and information science to:
Dr. Deborah Grealy, Associate Dean
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue m.s. 4125
St. Paul, MN 55105
The application deadline is Monday, May 24th, 2010.
The Award will be formally presented at the September 2010 meeting of the Minnesota Chapter.
The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Award is in honor of Grieg Aspnes, a talented librarian at Cargill, a past president of the Special Libraries Association, and an active leader in its Minnesota Chapter, Information Technology and Advertising Divisions, and Education Committee. Grieg was also a strong advocate of the information profession and was a guest lecturer in the library schools at St. Catherine’s and the University of Minnesota. This award, made only to St. Catherine University, is funded by the Minnesota Chapter of the Special Libraries Association and the Cargill Information Center for the purpose of encouraging the recipient to pursue
a career in special librarianship.
St. Catherine University expresses its appreciation to the Aspnes family, the Minnesota Chapter of SLA and Cargill for providing this grant award.