Twenty-seven National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis) staff members who were awarded scholarships to study library and information science via online distance learning at Aberystwyth University, Wales, recently travelled to Wales to attend study school.
Study school for the 23 new awardees pursuing the bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science was held from March 27 to 30 while study school for the two new and two final year students pursuing the master’s degree in the same field, was held from April 3 to 6.
The Aberystwyth University is considered to be one of the most prestigious schools offering the on-line bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Library and Information Science. Each programme’s duration is three years. The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, books and travel to Aberystwyth University for the study school once a year.
The awardees were chosen based on an interview and their work performances. New undergraduate scholarship recipients are: Alison Daniel-Fraser; Bhagwatie Rampersad- Ramkhelawan; Khadisha Charles; Rookmanie Maharaj; Jesse- Ann Bernard; Reanna A. Mohammed; Afeisha Taylor; Portia Alicia; Afeisha Frederick; Lauri Dee Gosine; Salisha Mohammed; Vishma Maharaj-Khan; Crystal Osondu; Semoy Garnett and Mala Hargobin- Sookram. Postgraduate scholarship recipients are: Abina Quashie; Tianna Stafford; Carlene Muralie and Ameilia Ramcharan.
The award of these scholarships is in an effort to fill the number of vacancies for professional librarians that currently exist in Nalis.