Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium Scholarship

The 2018 CLAPS Scholarship provides an opportunity for anyone in the field of library and information science to participate in this year’s symposium experience and to learn more about current issues and developments in critical pedagogy. This scholarship is sponsored by the University of Arizona School of Information.


Approximately two scholarships will be awarded. Each will include a $500 stipend to attend CLAPS 2018, November 15-16, 2018, in Tucson, AZ.


Interested librarians and graduate students currently enrolled in MLIS programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have been members of the profession for fewer than five years, and who come from historically marginalized communities and groups.


To be considered, applicants must:

Complete the online scholarship application (available July 2018). The application includes a brief summary of the applicant’s interest in critical pedagogy as well as a description of how attendance at CLAPS will support their long-term goals (not to exceed 400 words). A current CV or resume, is also required.

Applications are due July 30 by midnight, PST.


In awarding the scholarships, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds
  • Applicants who are actively engaged with critical pedagogy


Scholarship applications are currently not being accepted for 2018. Thank you to all who applied this year!


2018 CLAPS Scholars

Yoonhee Lee

Yoonhee is a graduate student pursuing a master’s of information with a concentration in archives and records management at the University of Toronto iSchool. She is also learning about academic librarianship through working as a graduate student library assistant at the Reference and Research Services department at Robarts Library.





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Andrew Wang

After receiving his MLS and MA in Art History from Indiana University in 2017, Andrew was the 2017/18 Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale. Andrew is currently an Instructional Design Librarian at Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida. His interests include zines, comics, contemporary art, and critical librarianship. He is the co-founder and current co-coordinator of the Critical Librarianship Special Interest Group in the Art Libraries Society of North America.