LITA Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Please note:  This award was discontinued after the 2005 award.

The LITA Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis currently in the amount of $2,500.00, by the Library and Information Technology Association of the American Library Association. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library automation field who plan to follow a career in that field and who demonstrate potential leadership in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries. This scholarship is for study in an ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program.

Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for this scholarship with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference, and a personal statement of the applicant's view of what he or she can bring to the profession, emphasizing experiences that indicate a potential for leadership and commitment to library automation. Candidates must not have earned more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA Accredited MLS program. Economic need is considered when all other criteria are equal.

The following have received the LITA Scholarship to date:

  • Mark A. Dehmlow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL  2003
  • Kelly Jean Sattler, University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign, IL  2004
  • Toshiba Burns-Johnson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC  2005