The 2015 UCI Road World Championships are coming to Richmond, September 19-27. The courses will pass in front of the Library and will affect Library access. The Library’s lobby, exhibition, and the Virginia Shop will be open; the reading rooms and parking deck will be closed from September 21 through 25 and the entire Library will be closed on September 26. Please check our online calendar and http://richmond2015.com/ for more details.
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Modern Archives Institute
Scholarship Opportunity

The Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) invites applicants for its 2013 Modern Archives Institute (MAI) scholarship. The MAI, offered by the National Archives and Records Administration, in cooperation with the Library of Congress, is a two week course of study designed to introduce participants to archival theory and practice and the responsibilities of archival work. This scholarship opportunity is for the Institute to be held June 3–14, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  The scholarship award covers Institute tuition (currently $775) and includes publications and instructional materials. Transportation, room, and board are not included. Funding for this opportunity was provided by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for this scholarship, an individual must be a Virginia resident and a current employee or volunteer in a public or private institution with significant manuscript holdings. Preference will be given to applicants from smaller institutions with unprocessed manuscript collections.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Check back at a later date for future opportunities.

Additional information on the Modern Archives Institute can be found at: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/modern-archives-institute/