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New Scholarship Funds Library and Information Science Graduate Students

The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ellen G. Shay Library Science Scholarship. The $1,000 annual scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in library and information science, especially one interested in pursuing a career as a school librarian. The scholarship was created in memory of Ellen Griffiths Shay, a 1957 alumna of the school's master's degree in library science program, through an estate gift of her late husband, Dr. Ralph S. Shay.
Ellen Griffiths Shay served as a librarian for 31 years at Lebanon (Pa.) Junior High School, and also worked as a librarian at Temple University, Lebanon Valley College, Palmyra (Pa.) Area schools, and South Lebanon (Pa.) schools. She was a consultant in library science for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and helped develop state standards for school librarians. She was active in several library associations, including serving as secretary for the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. She was a life member of SU's chapter of Beta Phi Mu.
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The School of Information Studies at SU is ranked No. 1 in the nation for information systems and is a nationally ranked center for innovative programs in information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology, and information services. The school offers an undergraduate degree, certificates of advanced studies, three professional master's degree programs, and a Ph.D. The School of Information Studies was established in 1896 as the School of Library Science and is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). For more information, visit the school's web site at

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