Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Olivia Rose Muzzy Selected as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Olivia Rose Muzzy of Bremerton, Washington as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a long-time 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.

Susan O’Connell Selected as the 2017 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Susan O’Connell of East Hardwick, Vermont as the 2017 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.

Christina Wampler Selected as the 2017 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Christina Wampler of Fayetteville, Arkansas as the 2017 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.

Anclade wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Tegan Anclade, a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Anclade with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2017 symposium, which will be held Nov. 3-5 in Louisville, KY.

FSU master's candidate receives Kino Lorber EDU/Video Round Table Annual Scholarship to assist future media librarians

New York — Art-house film distribution company Kino Lorber, Inc., has announced the second annual winner of a scholarship presented in collaboration with the Video Round Table (VRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). David William Rodriguez, a master's candidate at Florida State University, was selected from other online applicants by a panel of VRT members, based on criteria established for the scholarship.

ALSC announces winners of 2017 Bound to Stay Bound, Melcher Scholarships

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

CHICAGO – Two Louisiana schools, Galvez Primary School located in Prairieville and Denham Springs High School located in Denham Springs, are the recipients of the 2017 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.

Public libraries invited to apply for ‘The Vietnam War’ PBS documentary programming opportunity

Public libraries are invited to apply to receive a programming kit for “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17.

Inclusive Internship Initiative to launch at Library of Congress

Washington, D.C. - This summer 50 teens from diverse backgrounds and from 25 states will participate in the first-ever national Inclusive Internship Initiative, set to kick off at 9:30 a.m. on June 16, in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress.