Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

Contact:  Delin Guerra
ALA International Relations Office
312-280-3201
dguerra@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
March 31, 2009

CHICAGO – Jessica Brooks is the 2009 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will provide a $1,000 cash award for Brooks to attend her first international conference in Italy.

The award is in recognition of Sarah Comly Norris Bogle, a prominent U.S. librarian who made notable contributions to international library service.

Jessica Brooks is planning to attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) satellite meeting in Bologna and the WLIC in Milan. At the satellite meeting she will present a paper and a poster session highlighting international opportunities for librarians, specifically for librarians who are beginning their careers.

Brooks is the librarian trainee at Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights Branch.

Ms. Brooks will be recognized during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.