ILS652 Digital Memorials and Cultural Archives is offered through a joint venture between VOICES of September 11th and Southern Connecticut State University. Funded through a U.S. Department of Education/FIPSE grant in support of the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive to commemorate the lives and stories of September 11, 2001 and the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, ILS652 is offered as a scholarship award course.

The scholarships and awards provide support to graduate students and professionals in library science, history, social work, and other appropriate fields who want to build skills: 1) to develop memorials and archives which preserve the heritage of groups and events through, Websites, CD-ROM, and other digital products; and 2) to gather information and artifacts, organize, preserve, and make accessible the collections.

Up to ten thousand-dollar scholarship awards were awarded this semester for enrolling in Digital Memorials and Cultural Archives, developed and taught by Nancy Florio. The course is offered through the Department of Information and Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.

The primary criteria for these scholarships and awards are:

1) the applicant’s desire to have working knowledge and experience of how to develop and maintain a digital memorial or cultural archives, and
2) the scholarship committee’s desire to have the widest diversity of participants.

Applications are submitted to the following committee for consideration:

VOICES Scholarship Committee @ ILS
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street, Buley 401T
New Haven, CT 06515

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