Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellowship Deferred

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/07/2020


Kimberly L. Redd

Program Manager, Certification & Talent Development


800-545-2433 x4279


The American Library Association (ALA) announces the deferral of applications for the 2021 Lois Ann Gregory-Wood (LAGW) Fellowship Program. As the program is designed as a grant to support a Fellow’s attendance at ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting, this decision was made in light of the cancellation of the 2020 ALA Annual Conference and continued uncertainty in coming months around public health restrictions on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The current 2020 Fellow’s term will extend through 2021. ALA anticipates re-opening applications in summer 2021 to resume the Fellowship program in 2022.

In 2018, ALA Council established the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program in honor of Lois Ann Gregory-Wood’s 50-year anniversary of service with ALA. For the 27+ years prior to her retirement, Ms. Greggory-Wood served as the ALA Council Secretariat responsible for the work of ALA Council. For hundreds of ALA Council members, past and present, she is the face of ALA Council and governance.

The Fellowship is designed to provide a mid-career library professional with a conference program scholarship to attend ALA’s conferences and to engage in the various aspects of association governance while in attendance. In addition to financial support, the program will provide on-site mentorship to the Fellow. 

Read more about the LAGW Fellowship Program and the application process.  As noted, ALA anticipates opening the next round of applications in summer 2021. We hope all interested ALA members will consider applying at that time.