2005 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship winner named

Beatrice Calvin

Communications Specialist


For Immediate Release

July 26, 2005

2005 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship winner named

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has announced Sherry L. Buchanan of Portland, Ore. as the recipient of the 2005 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to individuals currently working as library support staff and is to be used towards studies for a master's degree in library and information science.

Buchanan has been involved in academic settings for much of her life. In addition to teaching writing on the college level, she also has worked for more than seven years in academic libraries. Buchanan feels she understands the need for librarians to integrate themselves into full university services.

Buchanan is committed to scholarly conversations and to devising ways to improve the world through better access to information for all people. She feels that a master's in library and information science will help prepare her to change the way people think about librarianship and about communications.

Buchanan will attend Syracuse University.