For immediate release | May 29, 2012

Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship auction to be held in Anaheim

CHICAGO—The Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship Fund of the Exhibitor’s Round Table of the American Library Association will hold its annual auction during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The silent auction will open up with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, June 22 and will run until noon on June 25. It will be held in Lobby B of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Named for Christopher J. Hoy, who was director of the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years, the scholarship was established with donations from the family of Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory. This $5,000 General ALA Scholarship is awarded each year to an individual who will be attending an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies leading to a master's degree.

The Hoy Scholarship Auction is hosted each year during the ALA Annual Conference to raise funds for this scholarship program. Quilts are donated by the ALA BiblioQuilters, an organization founded in 1998. BiblioQuilters are quilt makers who work in and with libraries. Members are librarians, support staff, trustees and vendors. This year three additional quilts were donated to the silent auction two by academic librarians and one by the mother of an Exhibitor’s Round Table board member.

Additional items at this year’s silent auction will be twenty-pieces of original artwork submitted by librarians nationwide. Forms of payment accepted are cash, credit card and checks payable to the American Librarian Association. All items must be paid for and picked up by 2 p.m. on Monday, June 25.

To learn more about the Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship fund visit or find the photos on our Facebook page.

For general information about the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26, 2012, visit


Alicia Babcock

Conference /Events Coordinator

Conference Services (CONF)

1-800-545-2433 ext.3229