Ideas:

MLIS scholarships for six library para-professionals currently working in a college or seminary library with a religious affiliation and who want to continue working in a religious library environment.
IS THERE A NEED FOR LIBRARIANS IN THIS AREA? IS THERE A SHORTAGE OF LIBRARIANS WORKING IN RELIGIOUS AFFILIATED LIBRARIES?
Full-ride scholarships for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity because of distance, working full time, etc.
Students could do the MLIS from a distance.
Because they are already working in libraries, they would not need to do a practicum, but CE would be a research project in the area of information and religion.
Students would be expected to submit their CE research project for consideration at the annual CSIR conference.
THE GOAL WOULD BE TO RECRUIT STUDENTS THAT ARE GOOD CANDIDATES FOR THE PHD PROGRAM - GROW MORE SCHOLARS IN THE AREA OF INFORMATION AND RELIGION.
WE NEED TO DEMONSTRATE A NEED FOR MORE SCHOLARS IN THE AREA OF INFORMATION AND RELIGION - HOW?
They would meet via video conference every two weeks with a PhD student who would serve as a mentor.
They would take six hours per semester and finish in six semesters or two years.

PhD fellowships for two students to work in the area of information and religion.
Each would work 20 hours per week for CSIR, which would include mentoring 3 of the MLIS students.
The fellowship would be for how many years?
The fellowships would have stipends of what amount?
Research and Dissertation opportunities include
  • unique collection of children story books - children literature and religion
  • archive of full text sermons