Frank Iacono (1947?-2006) graduated from the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) in 1974, and became the quintessential librarian's librarian. As the reference librarian at the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Service (OLIS), he was a vital resource for GSLIS faculty and students for decades. He was honored within Rhode Island as GSLIS Alumnus of the Year and Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) Sweetheart of the Year, and respected nationally for his work in ALA (where he was active in everything from Council to the annual Fun Run).
This scholarship is supported by the generous gifts of Frank's family, friends, fellow alumni, and colleagues to the General GSLIS Scholarship Fund. The award will be announced each spring at the GSLIS Annual Gathering and given in the form of a $500 tuition benefit the following autumn.
To apply for the Iacono Memorial Scholarship, a GSLIS student in good standing should submit to the Admissions and Awards Committee by February 15 a packet including:
Applications will be evaluated for evidence of professional growth and responsibility; academic excellence; commitment to Mr. Iacono's values, including library outreach and reference services; and financial need.
Announcement of the award will be made at the GSLIS Annual Gathering.
Send your responses to:
Admissions and Awards Committee
94 West Alumni Avenue, Suite 2
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881