2017 Colorado RIPL Regional Travel Stipend Rubric

The following items will be used to evaluate the stipend application:

  • Complete application has been submitted (YES/NO)
  • Supervisor/MLIS Faculty Member Statement of Support has been submitted (YES/NO)
  • Applicant is either a) staff working in a Colorado public library or b) a Colorado resident enrolled in an MLIS program or an MLIS 2017 graduate at the time of the institute in July 2017. (YES/NO)
  • Applicant is a first-time RIPL participant (YES/NO)
  • Applicant is based outside of the Colorado Springs metro area (YES/NO)

Note: A “no” for any of the items above will disqualify the application.

-Please rate the quality of each applicant’s responses to the following questions from 0-5 (0=absent, 5=highest rating):

  1. Why are you interested in attending RIPL?
  2. How do you plan to implement the knowledge and skills gained at RIPL in your library? (Or, for MLIS students not currently working in a public library, please answer this question in terms of how you would implement the knowledge and skills in a future position at a public library.)
  3. Please explain why you are applying for a travel stipend. Would you be able to participate in the Colorado RIPL Regional without receiving a travel stipend?

 -Please rate each application from 0-3 (0=absent, 3=highest rating) on the following:

  1. Written communication skills
  2. Commitment to implement the knowledge and skills gained at RIPL in your library

Special consideration will be given to applicants working in small or rural libraries and/or those working with underserved populations, as well as those with a demonstrated financial need. However, staff working in any Colorado public library and/or Colorado residents enrolled in an MLIS program are encouraged to apply for stipends.

For more information about the RIPL travel stipend application process, please see https://www.lrs.org/2017-colorado-ripl-regional-travel-stipend-application-process/.



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