A variety of funding priorities within the School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) directly impact students, regardless of whether they are pursuing the Library Science or Information Science track. Several of these funding priorities include:
- Endowed and annual scholarships to help attract the best and brightest students to the School of Library and Information Sciences
- Naming opportunities, including the School of Library and Information Sciences and classrooms
- Endowed chairs and distinguished professorships to recruit, retain and recognize faculty of the highest caliber
- Pathways for professional development through internships, service-learning engagements, research experiences, mentoring and advising
- Funding to provide students with professional and academic development activities, such as attending conferences like:
- The Annual American Library Association (ALA) Conference and Exhibition
- The Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference
- The Association of College and Resource Libraries (ACRL) Conference
- The Biennial North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Conference
- The Society of America Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting
- The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting
- The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference
- Unrestricted funding that would enable the dean to utilize the funds on an as-needed basis for scholarships, student support, etc. A Dean’s Discretionary Fund can empower the SLIS dean to provide financial support for SLIS students on an ongoing basis.
Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated!
Donors have five years to fund a $25,000 endowed scholarship fully. Annual scholarships can be established for a minimum gift of $10,000.