The McGill Library and the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) are teaming up to provide a fellowship program for Black students to complete the two-year Master of Information Studies (MISt) at McGill. The MISt is the advanced degree required for most professional librarian positions. Two fellowship positions are available.
Fellows will receive a tuition award for two years (4 semesters, not including fees) for the MISt program in SIS beginning Fall 2023. They will also receive a 15 hour per week paid position in the McGill Library during each academic term in an area of professional interest to the Fellow and addressing a need in the McGill Library. The current pay rate for these positions is $21.78 per hour.
This fellowship is open to Black students who hold a Bachelor's degree. The MISt curriculum is full-time, in person, on the McGill campus in downtown Montreal beginning in the Fall semester 2023.
In order to be considered for the program, applicants must have submitted their application to SIS and have received an offer of admission to the information studies program. Once received, the applicant may apply to the fellowship program.
To apply to the McGill MISt program, visit https://www.mcgill.ca/sis/programs/mist/admissions. Please note the MISt program is offered once a year, there is not winter or summer entry. The deadline to apply to the MISt program is January 15.
To apply for the Master of Information Studies Fellowship for Black Students, please submit the following to edi.library [at] mcgill.ca:
- Confirmation of admission to the MISt program (offer of admission to the information studies program)
- Cover letter, including your goals for the program and future plans in the field of library information studies and a statement confirming your eligibility for the program;
- One letter of recommendation from an instructor, supervisor (past or present), or a member of the community;
- A resume/CV is optional, but not required.
Application deadline for the fellowship program is 5:00 PM (EST) March 31. All required documents must be received by this time.
Contact the McGill Library at edi.library [at] mcgill.ca, the School of Information Studies at sis [at] mcgill.ca or via their website at https://www.mcgill.ca/sis/programs/mist, or McGill's Black Student Affairs Liaison Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo at antoine-samuel.mauffettealavo [at] mcgill.ca.