For immediate release | September 13, 2010

EBSCO offers five scholarships to librarians attending 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The meeting, which takes place Jan. 7-11, 2011, offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

Each EBSCO scholarship offers $1,500, and one of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee. The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.

Deadline for entry is Nov. 1, 2010 and the application information can be found at:

Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than Dec. 12, 2010.

To apply, candidates must complete the application criteria and submit an essay that answers the following question: “Thinking outside the box – using technology to help in challenging times?” Essays and applications will be judged by a jury designated by ALA.


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Cheryl Malden