The deadline for the Carin E. Somers Scholarship is fast approaching. Approximate Value - $2,000 (One award non renewable) The Atlantic Provinces Library Association administers the Carin Somers Scholarship Trust. The trust provides an annual scholarship in her name to assist a Canadian citizen who is an Atlantic Provinces resident needing financial assistance to undertake or complete the academic requirements leading to a degree of Master of Library Science. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis and financial need is a consideration. The award will normally be announced at the Ordinary General Meeting held at the Annual Atlantic Provinces Library Association Conference. The successful applicant will have been accepted in a program for a masters degree in library science and information studies that is accredited by the American Library Association. Selection of the recipient will be recommended by a committee of the four Provincial Vice Presidents and the President-Elect to the Executive Committee. Application forms are available on the APLA website (www.apla.ca <http://www.apla.ca/> ). Please send applications to: Jennifer Richard APLA Vice President/President Elect Vaughan Memorial Library Acadia University Wolfville, NS Tel: 902-585-1403 Fax: 902-585-1748 Email: [log in to unmask] Deadline is March 31st, 2005.