Elizabeth L. Lieutenant selected for the 2014 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship

For Immediate Release
Thu, 06/19/2014


Kimberly Redd

Program Officer

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment



CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Elizabeth L. Lieutenant of Hyattsville, Md., as the 2014 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in library and information studies.  The scholarship was named in memory of Miriam Hornback, a longtime ALA staff member, who was secretariat to the ALA Council and Executive Board.

Lieutenant said she has “always been a curious person—eager to find answers to her own questions and to the inquiries of others.”  Her decision to become a librarian is “deeply rooted in her passion for lifelong learning and her desire to instill this passion in others.”

Lieutenant has relied on libraries most of her life. She hopes to offer the same assistance to others that has been critical to her own success.  Lieutenant believes that librarians are engaged in work that truly changes communities.  She plans to be a part of this change through advocacy and community outreach.  Lieutenant said she is “excited to play a part in shaping the future of libraries, and leading them towards achieving bigger and better things, for patrons, communities, and the world.”

Lieutenant attends the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

For information on the ALA Scholarship program, visit our scholarship page.