Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

New Jersey libraries team up to teach valuable language skills through American Dream Starts @ your library grant

CHICAGO Three New Jersey libraries are teaming for results in the area of community engagement.

Through an American Dream Starts @ your library grant provided by the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, three Essex (N.J.) County libraries - Bloomfield, Montclair, and South Orange - have established a partnership to provide literacy assistance to all Essex County residents.

Winners of the first annual Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation announced the two winners of the first Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries Saturday on-site at the ALA 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The grants, funded by Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation, are administered by ALA's Games and Gaming Round Table and the Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Initiative Group. ALA received more than 75 applications.

Two schools receive $50,000 grants from AASL Beyond Words and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

CHICAGO – Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy in Detroit and Rowe Elementary School in Rowe, Mass., are the recipients of the 2014 catastrophic disaster relief grants offered as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Beyond Words Grant funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

ALA awards 50 Spectrum Scholarships

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity awarded 2014-2015 Spectrum Scholarships to 50 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 850 Spectrum Scholarships.

Michael L. Peterson selected for the 2014 ALA Century Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Michael L. Peterson of Blackfoot, Idaho as the 2014 Century Scholarship recipient.

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodations for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program.

ProQuest broadens commitment to Spectrum Scholarship Program

Library and information science education funding supports building diverse workforce

Lauren Stamm chosen for the 2014 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Lauren Stamm of Allen Park, Mich., as the 2014 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science.

Samuel Dodson receives the 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association and SAGE announced Samuel Dodson as the recipient of the 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.  A recent graduate of Lewis and Clark College, Dodson will begin a duel Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies this fall at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Hannivett D. Nabahe selected as the 2014 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has named Hannivett D. Nabahe of Tucson, Ariz., as the 2014 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

Dobbins selected as the 2014 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Elizabeth June-Heline Dobbins of Fuquay Varina, N.C., as the recipient of the 2014 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.  The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leisner.

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