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Teacher2Librarian Application Page
Are you a NYS-certified teacher looking to develop your capacity to help students beyond the traditional classroom? Here’s your opportunity to learn critical information literacy skills and earn a highly marketable second certification!
The Teacher-2-Librarian (T2L) Program enables certified classroom teachers to gain their Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University or St. John Fisher College, complete the course requirements to attain New York State certification as a PreK-12 school library media specialist, and take a position as a certified school librarian in a New York City Department of Education public school.
The T2L program will be offered as a blended experience with primarily online classes and some face-to-face classes in New York City.
Scholarships from American Library Association
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The American Library Association offers many general scholarships along with specialized scholarships targeted to support staff, youth services, school media specialists, and members of underrepresented groups.
New York BLC
New York Black Librarians’ Caucus
The Donna- Gathers Scholarship
The Donna Hoke Scholarship was established by the New York Black Librarians’ Caucus Inc. to encourage students of African descent to enter the field of librarianship. The fund was named in honor of a young librarian who was an active member of the New York Black Librarians’ Caucus Inc. and other professional and civic organizations. Donna Hoke was deeply concerned about the issues confronting minority communities and was committed to bringing about positive change.
Ms. Hoke began as a page in the Queens Borough Public Library, and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois. Because of her interest in children, she became a specialist in children’s services. At the early age of thirty, Donna Hoke succumbed to Hodgkin’s disease.
NYBLC Library Support Staff Professional Development Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in recognition of 36 years of dedicated service to the library profession by Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), Director-Emeritus at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. Past President of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (2004-2006), Andrew is an Adjunct Instructor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College (CUNY) and the Black Studies Program of the History & Philosophy Department at York College (CUNY). He is also a Library Consultant/Advisor.
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