Children's librarians are essential in building the next generation of library patrons. Public libraries provide access to recreational and informational materials, plus the experiences vital to a child's enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning. The Marion Sherman Bursary for Children's Librarians was established to encourage library science students to study children's librarianship. This challenge is particularly acute for Saskatchewan libraries that have no library school from which to draw "home-grown" children's librarians.
Arriving in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1942, Marion Sherman devoted her life to community service. Through her efforts, the first Regional Library on the Prairies was created in 1950. Originally the North Central Saskatchewan Regional Library, it later became Wapiti Regional Library. Marion Sherman served as Library Board Chair for 34 years.
The $750 Marion Sherman Bursary for Children's Librarians is awarded annually to a library science student in an accredited Canadian graduate school of library or information science to assist with tuition expenses. The successful applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to children's librarianship.
Wapiti Regional Library administers the Marion Sherman Bursary. The deadline for completed applications is Monday, October 9, 2017.
Please submit completed application to:
Marion Sherman Bursary for Children's Librarians
Wapiti Regional Library
145 - 12th Street East
Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7