The LIS Access Midwest Program (LAMP), is seeking applicants for 2012. LAMP is a regional network of academic libraries and information science schools dedicated to promoting careers within the field of library and information science (LIS) by encouraging promising undergraduate students at its member institutions to participate in activities and events designed to increase their awareness of the profession and to provide support for subsequent graduate studies in library and information science.
LAMP offers summer institutes and internships, peer and professional mentorship and guidance, and financial assistance for the completion of a Masters degree in library and information science. The program specifically seeks to encourage the participation of students from populations that are statistically and historically underrepresented in library science.
More information, and application forms for 2012 (due February 15) can be found at http://lisaccess.org/lamp/
In the last 5 years, 28 LAMP participants have earned library degrees, and there are another 20 either taking classes or in the process of applying to library schools. Chicago is one of LAMP’s founding institutions and in the past we have sponsored several summer internships for LAMP students.