The IMLS Minority Scholarship Initiative at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is a three-year (2009-2012) project to increase the number of underrepresented minority librarians in the state. Southern Miss SLIS (Xinyu Yu, Principle Investigator) and University Libraries (Ann Branton, Co-Principle Investigator) have partnered with the Mississippi Library Association (MLA) and the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) for the recruitment of students and professional mentoring. Through targeted recruiting of minority undergraduates in Mississippi's universities and colleges, the project awarded IMLS-funded scholarships to support 10 students earning a master's degree in librarianship.
"The IMLS Minority Scholarship Initiative,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol1/iss1/5