For immediate release | July 2, 2010

Myers accepts 2010 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Megan Myers, of Crozet, Va., has received the 2010 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship.

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.
Myers’ work with the Government Printing Office (GPO) and Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), along with her MSLS studies, will prepare her for the unique demands of federal librarianship. She is eager “to contribute to ongoing dialogues relating to government information,” and to help “shape access to information for U.S. citizens.”
She is excited by the diversity of opportunities offered by a career in federal libraries. “Federal libraries range in size, subject specialization, purpose and geographic region to such an extent that I know I will never run out of opportunities to develop professionally and contribute nationally,” says Myers.
Myers attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Kimberly Redd