DENTON, TEXAS and AUSTIN, TEXAS, April 6, 1998 -The University of North Texas today announces that Nichols Advanced Technologies has established an annual scholarship for University of North Texas graduate students in library and information science.
The scholarship, which will first be available for the 1998/99 school year, is a $1,000 award to be known as the Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. Scholarship. It will be awarded to either a master's or doctoral student who plans to emphasize information technology in their program.
"This scholarship will enable a promising student to prepare for a very exciting career as an information professional. We are delighted that an outstanding company such as Nichols Advanced Technologies. is partnering with the School of Library and Information Sciences to help prepare professionals for the Information Century," said Philip M. Turner, Dean and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Distance Education, University of North Texas.
According to D. Bruce Butler, President of Nichols, establishing the scholarship is one example of the company's commitment to education. "Supporting education in information technology is very important to us. The University of North Texas has an excellent reputation for integrating information technology into their Library and Information Science program of study, and we are pleased that we will be able to help students achieve their academic objectives."
Austin, Texas-based Nichols Advanced Technologies, which has additional offices in Edmonton, Alberta and La Crosse, Wisconsin, provides powerful, easy-to-use library solutions for all major microcomputer systems. Athena, the company's Windows-based system, is the library automation system rated #1 by the American Library Association's Library Technology Reports. Founded in 1983, Nichols delivers library automation systems, retrospective conversion services, bar code readers, and automation supplies.
The School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas offers Masters Degrees in Information Science and Library Science and is the lead partner for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Information Science.