Zoom Logo

Spectrum Scholarship Program - 2019 Informational Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Twanna Hodge
15:25
Hello!
Ayoola White
15:39
Got it!
Twanna Hodge
33:34
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum/faq
Megdi Abebe
37:48
When would 2020 Spectrum scholars attend the leadership summit?
Megdi Abebe
38:35
That
Anthony Martinez
38:51
What is the prompt that references will be asked after receiving a request?
Megdi Abebe
39:32
Thanks!
taliachaves
40:22
If all applications are reviewed during the same period after the March deadline, that means there wouldn’t be any need for us to submit earlier for a better chance, right? Just want to make sure there isn’t a rolling deadline/consideration window!
Anthony Martinez
40:23
Wonderful! Thank you.
taliachaves
41:42
Thank you! That will be nice for my references, they'll have plenty of time.
Twanna Hodge
54:35
https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Scholarships-College-Fourth-Insiders/dp/0805099476
Twanna Hodge
54:56
https://www.amazon.com/Graduate-Admissions-Essays-Fourth-School/dp/1607743213/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28CLI043UB0EP&keywords=graduate+admissions+essays&qid=1575589227&s=books&sprefix=graduate+admi%2Cstripbooks%2C154&sr=1-1
Ayoola White
56:52
To answer Lisa’s question, I would say that some employers may not be familiar with Spectrum, so it helps to highlight how competitive it is and it helps to be involved. I not only got a Spectrum scholarship, but I moderated a panel at the Spectrum Institute.
Anthony Martinez
01:03:38
Wow - thank you, Hannah!
Hannah Park
01:05:03
Lisa, some employers are also very aware of Spectrum (they mentioned it specifically at an interview that I was brought in for), so it just depends on who’s on the search committee
Twanna Hodge
01:07:53
I've met and had the opportunity to work with Scholars from different cohorts on many different projects - conference panels, webinars and more.
Ayoola White
01:08:47
Lisa, it depends on your location. Academic libraries are more likely to pay relocation experiences in my observation. I would recommend looking at salary.com for comparisons.
Maya Bergamasco
01:08:53
Hi Lisa! A beginning salary is dependent on what kind of library you work for! For example, a public librarian may have a different salary from a school (K-12 librarian), which is also different from being an academic librarian in higher education. Amongst other factors like location.
Twanna Hodge
01:09:01
The average salary for new librarians differs based on area, type of library, geographic location, and more. Relocation expenses are dependent on the policy of the institution.
Hannah Park
01:09:08
Salaries vary depending on location. If you’re interested in academic libraries, the Association of Research Libraries has an annual salary survey: https://publications.arl.org/ARL_Annual_Salary_Survey
Ayoola White
01:09:55
You may want to look at salary negotiation materials offered by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). They have free sessions for salary negotiation all over the country.
Hannah Park
01:10:08
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also has info on salaries and job prospects: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/librarians.htm
Maya Bergamasco
01:10:30
I absolutely second the AAUW salary negotiation workshops! They’re immensely helpful
Twanna Hodge
01:11:13
https://www.arl.org/category/our-priorities/diversity-equity-inclusion/kaleidoscope-program/
Twanna Hodge
01:11:38
https://www.bcala.org/bcala-awards/e-j-josey-scholarship-award/ - BCALA E.J. Josey Scholarship
Ayoola White
01:14:16
fastweb.com
Ayoola White
01:14:19
cappex.com
Ayoola White
01:14:23
scholarships.com
Twanna Hodge
01:14:50
http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships
ALA ODLOS
01:15:22
@Ayoola - feel free to email your spreadsheet to spectrum@ala.org and we can include it with the recording!
Ayoola White
01:15:39
@ALA ODLOS, will do
Twanna Hodge
01:15:54
http://guides.lib.uw.edu/research/gfis
Hannah Park
01:19:36
If you’re interested in academic librarianship, I highly recommend the ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce scholarship: https://www.arl.org/news/initiative-to-recruit-a-diverse-workforce-call-for-applications-deadline-may-14/
Heather VanDyne
01:20:29
I applied with AAUW. They offer so much in scholarships, fellowships and grants https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
Heather VanDyne
01:20:52
Also affiliate organizations such as REFORMA offer scholarships too.
Maya Bergamasco
01:21:46
CALA scholarships https://cala-web.org/awards/cala_scholarships
Hannah Park
01:21:48
https://www.arl.org/category/our-priorities/diversity-equity-inclusion/kaleidoscope-program/
Maya Bergamasco
01:22:13
APALA scholarships http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/apala-scholarship/
Twanna Hodge
01:26:40
Don't assume that the jury knows what you are talking about. Don't use acronyms that are not commonly known.
taliachaves
01:29:44
This has been incredibly informative and helpful, thank you all so much!
Ayoola White
01:30:00
Glad to help, Talia!
Maya Bergamasco
01:30:06
If anyone is interested in reading a sample personal statement, I still have mine from my Spectrum application! Please reach out to mbergamasco@law.harvard.edu if you are interested in reading it!
Elisa Cruz
01:30:37
I'd be willing to share mine as well.
Twanna Hodge
01:30:41
Thank you all for your knowledge and questions!
Ayoola White
01:30:44
I still have mine, too
Elisa Cruz
01:30:45
elisa.cruz@fremontne.gov
Ayoola White
01:30:51
awhite@npl.org
Twanna Hodge
01:30:58
My email is tkhodge20@gmail.com
Hannah Park
01:31:33
hpark@american.edu. I don’t have a sample of my personal statement (it’s been 12 years!) but I’d be happy to answer any questions
Anthony Martinez
01:31:37
Thank you all for time! Feeling inspired.
Elisa Cruz
01:31:38
I would be willing to share info as well
Megdi Abebe
01:31:42
Thanks so much for your time!
Twanna Hodge
01:31:46
Thank you!
Elisa Cruz
01:31:49
elisa.cruz@fremontne.gov