Marla Jo Black selected as the 2015 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient

For Immediate Release
Fri, 07/24/2015


Kimberly L. Redd

Program Officer, Education & Scholarships

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)


CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Marla Jo Black of Kissimmee, Florida as the 2015 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 L. Hornback, a longtime ALA staff member, who was secretariat to the ALA Council and Executive Board.

Black currently works as the library support services assistant at Johnson University (Florida).  Her passion is instructing students.  She says she finds joy in organizing information and presenting it to others to help them gain additional knowledge.  One reference said, “Our library has benefitted from Black’s organizational and leadership skills.”

Black attends the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

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

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) manages the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse.