How have you/would you address the need for funding for an MLS in an SOP?
I work in a place now that I thought would provide more institutional support, if not funding/opportunities to find funding, than it has. I've also been taking a non-matriculated class in library science at CUNY-Queens College taught by someone a million years old who spent the entire semester bitching about the internet. Queens COllege also recently lost its accreditation. These things have sort of made me disillusioned with pursuing a graduate degree, but I'm wondering if I should push past that.
I'm looking at UAlbany's MSIS program and, while I know funding at a master's level, especially for a master's in library science, is severely limited...I know I absolutely would not be able to pursue the degree without significant support.
I work now in an archive/research institution dealing with a Latin@ diaspora. I plan to continue work in this direction and believe there's a severe lack of Latin@/Spanish-speaking librarians. People have told me to write about this in an SOP as that would be a good push towards getting funding. I am wondering how does one address the need for tuition funding as a determining factor in an SOP?