Jones, Carrillo, Hsue winners of 2012 LITA scholarships

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/05/2012

Contact:

Valerie Edmonds-Merritt
Program Coordinator
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4269
vedmonds@ala.org

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.

Visit the LITA Awards & Scholarships page for information on additional LITA scholarships.

About LITA

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.