Paralibrarian of the Year Award

Posted by Brigitte Rupp Vacha on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Grants


UW-Milwaukee SOIS Partners with Wisconsin Library Association to Provide Educational Opportunities for Paralibrarians

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The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS) is now accepting nominations for their newly created Paralibrarian of the Year Award. The Award was created to recognize the contributions made by paralibrarians and support staff, and to help them further their education. The winner will be eligible for a scholarship to aid in the completion of a bachelor’s of science degree in Information Science and Technology or a Master of Library and Information Science degree through UWM SOIS.

The Wisconsin Library Association Paralibrarian of the Year Award recognizes the essential role of paralibrarians, including all library support staff, who do not currently have an MLIS in providing excellent library service in Wisconsin.  This award places special emphasis on efforts to further the role of paralibrarians and library support staff in the library profession.

The UWM School of Information Studies is thrilled to partner with WLA in support of Wisconsin’s library support staff. Statements made by Interim Dean Dr. Wooseob Jeong reflect the enthusiasm felt by SOIS faculty and staff; “Paralibrarians are driving forces in many libraries, both big and small.  As a leading LIS program in the US, SOIS is very proud to support the educational pursuits of future MLIS professionals in the state of Wisconsin."


The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee offers several degrees and programs including the Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology, Master of Library and Information Science (accredited by the American Library Association), and Ph.D. in Information Studies. With a growing student body of more than 800, SOIS strives to meet the demand for information professionals at all levels in libraries, archives, corporations, government agencies, schools, and other institutions, and in higher education. SOIS is a leader in online education and currently enrolls students from all regions of the United States and from countries around the world. For more information about the school, its faculty, and its programs, see or call 1-888-349-3432.


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