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Call for Volunteers: Jira Scholarship Fund Working Group

(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

The Jira Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 with a gift from the Helen Knoll Jira family. The purpose of the Fund is to aid Illinois residents who are pursuing either an ALA-accredited graduate degree in library science, or another graduate degree in a field that benefits the profession of librarianship in the state of Illinois. The Jira Scholarship Fund Working Group will determine how to market the Scholarship, develop an application process, and set the amount of the initial award.​

One or two volunteers are invited to join the Working Group. HSLI members interested in volunteering should contact Cynthia Reynolds, at cmreynol@uic.edu, and Stacey Knight-Davis, at slknight@eiu.edu. This opportunity may have particular appeal to members who have experience working with a scholarship fund through church, a professional association, or another organization

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Health Science Librarians of Illinois Helen Knoll Jira Scholarship

HSLI has received a very generous gift from the estate of Helen Knoll Jira. This gift will be placed into an endowment fund, with the proceeds used to support graduate education in library science or a closely related field of benefit to the profession of librarianship.

An ad-hoc committee is forming to set up initial management of the fund and develop policies and procedures. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Stacey Knight-Davis at slknight@eiu.edu. If you have investment experience or have helped manage an endowment for another organization, please consider joining the committee.

Donations are being accepted to the fund, so if you would like to contribute, please mark the check for “Jira Scholarship Fund.”

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