Make a Living, Make a Difference

Jan 09 2009

Make a Living, Make a Difference

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Graduating Seniors: Are you looking for a career that can provide years of enjoyment, challenge, and personal enrichment while empowering diverse communities of people with resources, service, and training? Then becoming a librarian might be the choice for you. The University Libraries and the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) have received a grant from IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program to create the Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program.   The grant fund will help recruit twelve (12) ethnic minority students into a two-year Master’s degree at the library and information science program at UNCG. The graduating ACE Scholars will help increase the number of ethnic minority librarians in academic libraries in U.S. 

The selected ACE Scholars will receive:

  • Tuition and fees to attend the UNCG MLIS program, up to five semesters
  • Monthly stipend of $1,500
  • Supply fees of $500 per school year
  • Travel expenses to a national and a state conference during the program
  • Laptop computer for each student at the beginning of the program
  • Internship opportunities
  • Mentoring

Belk Library at Elon University will be one of the university libraries providing internships. 

More information about the ACE Scholars program is provided at Please contact Kate Hickey, Dean of the Elon University Library ( or Shaunta Alvarez, Collection Development Librarian ( if you have other questions about the program or about becoming a librarian.

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