CHICAGO —The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of annual scholarships it sponsors jointly with three organizations: Baker & Taylor, LSSI and OCLC, Inc. These scholarships are for master’s level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
This year’s winner of the LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by Baker & Taylor is William Edward Jones III, who will pursue his studies at the University at Buffalo. The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship ($2,500) winner is Brenda Bridgett Carrillo, who will pursue her studies at San Jose State University. Eugene D. Hsue, the winner of the LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship ($3,000), will pursue his studies at University of Pittsburgh.
Criteria for the scholarships include previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology. Two of the scholarships, the LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship and LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship, also require U.S. citizenship and membership in one of four minority groups: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic.
The scholarship winners will be honored at the LITA Awards Ceremony, which will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif., at the Anaheim Convention Center in Ballroom A.
Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of over 3,000 systems librarians , library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. For more information, visit www.lita.org.