For immediate release | September 8, 2015

EBSCO offers five scholarships to librarians attending 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The meeting takes place Jan. 8 – 12, 2016, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $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 Oct.. 30, 2015; scholarship recipients will be notified no later than Dec. 14, 2015. To apply, candidates must complete the application criteria and submit an essay that addresses the following topic: “How will attending ALA Midwinter contribute to your professional development?” Essays and applications will be judged by a jury designated by ALA.

About EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy

Public Relations Director

(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

Cheryl Malden

Program Officer

American Library Association



Cheryl Malden

Program Officer