Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Sue E. Graves selected for the 2014 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Sue E. Graves of Front Royal, Va., has been named as the 2014 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship recipient.

The $1,500 scholarship was established through a generous donation by Marks’ husband, Charles L. Garris, and is sponsored by the Federal and Armed Forces Round Table (FAFLRT).  The scholarship is awarded to individuals pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies with a focus on federal librarianship.

Angela D. Price selected the 2014 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Angela D. Price of Memphis, Tenn., as the 2014 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a longtime ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This scholarship fund was established with donations from Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

Alice Krebill receives the 2014 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has named Alice Krebill of Bozeman, Mont., as the 2014 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies, with a specialty in youth services.

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

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.

Helmick awarded NMRT Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO — The 2014 New Members Round Table (NMRT) Professional Development Grant Award Committee is pleased to announce that Samantha Helmick has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the NMRT Professional Development Grant. This award provides funding to cover airfare, lodging and conference registration fees for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Conference and fosters in-person participation in ALA and NMRT professional activities. 

ALSC past-president donation to support additional 2014-2015 ALSC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO – Ellen Fader, past-president (2005-2006) of The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has provided a generous donation to the Spectrum Scholarship. Her contribution will support a student through the 2014-2015 school term, cover a follow-up grant for a Spectrum Scholar alumnus entering the final semester of work in the Fall of 2014 and provide a grant to attend the 2014 ALSC National Institute, plus discretionary funds to use towards job interviews.
 

ALA Office for Diversity extends deadline for research grant proposals

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity has extended its deadline for proposals for its 2014 Diversity Research Grants from April 30 to May 16, 2014.  Applicants must be current ALA members, and 2014 proposals may concentrate on any diversity topic that addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services to diverse populations,

RMRT announces winner of Norman Horrocks-Scarecrow Press Annual Conference Award

CHICAGO The Retired Members Round Table of the American Library Association announces that the winner of the Norman Horrocks-Scarecrow Press Annual Conference Award for 2014 is Jennifer S. Kutzik.

John 'Mack' Freeman awarded 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected John "Mack" Freeman, a public librarian in Georgia, as the seventh recipient of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The Conable Scholarship will provide for Freeman's expenses to attend the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

AASL announces 2014 award recipients

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership and innovation. Recipients of this prestigious program are celebrated for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession.

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