Spectrum Leadership Circle
Our Thanks to the 2014-2015 Spectrum Leadership Circle
The Spectrum Leadership Circle recognizes the generosity of individual donors who make annual gifts of $500 or more and organizations that contribute $1000 or more. Members are added monthly and we are currently recognizing gifts made since September 1, 2014.
- Lucas Alvarez
- Irene Briggs
- Ellen Fader
- Keith Michael Fiels
- Mary W. Ghikas
- Kim Olsen-Clark
- American Association of School Librarians
- Association of College & Research Libraries
- Association of Library Services to Children
- Medical Library Association/National Library of Medicine
- Texas Library Association
- Young Adult Library Services Association
ALA Legacy Society Honor Roll
The ALA Legacy Society recognizes donors who have made a planned gift to support the future of Spectrum. Recognition on the Donor Honor Roll is permanent.
- Irene Briggs
- Trevor A. Dawes
- William R. Gordon
- Dr. Em Claire Knowles
- Dr. Betty J. Turock
- J. Linda Williams
Join the Spectrum Leadership Circle
Thank you for your support of Spectrum, an initiative that has provided nearly 900 students with a $6500 scholarship and personalized support to help them succeed in the library and information science profession. I invite you to renew your commitment by making a gift to Spectrum and join us in recruiting applicants for 2015-2016 scholarships by encouraging individuals to visit www.ala.org/spectrum!
This amazing program does so much more than provide monetary support for students in LIS programs across the country – it connects people with an amazingly diverse group of professionals that have a stake in their success, and often creates friendships and mentoring relationships that last beyond the LIS master’s program. The connections I made through Spectrum and ALA have made a tremendous impact on me personally and professionally.
Every donation helps nurture future scholars ! I thank our alumni for the gift of their time, mentoring and donations. We also recognize the generosity of individual donors who make annual gifts of $500 or more and organizations that contribute $1000 or more through the Spectrum Leadership Circle.
You can donate online at http://ala.org/giveala (login is required) or mail checks payable to ALA Spectrum to the ALA Development Office at 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. And consider using the hashtag #alaSpectrum to share about why you give and to help us broadly promote the Spectrum cause.
Holly A. Smith
College Archivist, Spelman College Archives
Spectrum Scholar (2006)
Chair, 2014-2015 Spectrum Giving Back Committee
Chair, Spectrum Advisory Committee