EXCEL Scholarships in honour of Laurey Gillies
In December 2013, Laurey Gillies, the long-time CEO of the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) retired after more than 30 years of service. In her honour, SOLS would like to offer two scholarships per semester, which would cover the registration fees for one (1) EXCEL course in that semester to each student. One scholarship is offered to a student from the geographic area served by Ontario library Service-North and one scholarship to a student from the Southern Ontario Library Service area.
To qualify for consideration, a student would need to have already successfully completed five (5) EXCEL courses, and be willing to submit a short written entry.
To apply, interested students should write a description of how the EXCEL courses have had an impact on their work at the library – for example, what did you learn that you were able to apply to the library? Your written description must be between 250 to 500 words in length.
EXCEL is a practical, flexible, distance education program that provides an opportunity to upgrade library skills and management techniques.
EXCEL is specifically designed for public library staff or volunteers who are currently working in a public library and have little or no formal library training.
We offer seventeen different courses in a cycle over three semesters each year: Winter (January to April), Summer (May to August) and Fall (September to December).We offer each course at least once a year.
Each course costs $145.00 plus HST ($18.85) = $163.85.
Please read our general information on registration\ Renseignements généraux pour l'inscription (EXCEL). We post a registration form approximately six weeks before the registration deadline.
A List of contacts has been provided.
Yes, there is a second stream within the EXCEL program called Advanced EXCEL.