AILA announces establishment of scholarship

Contact: Joan Howland


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

October 2001

AILA announces establishment of scholarship

The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship for American Indian/Alaskan Native students who are enrolled in or plan to enroll in a master's degree program at an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified American Indians and Alaskan Natives into the library profession. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded for the 2002/2003 academic year.

Further details and scholarship criteria, as well as application forms and instructions, are available at the AILA Web site at
All applications, references and other supporting documentation must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2002.

The AILA encourages donations to the AILA Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be sent to: Joan S. Howland, AILA Treasurer, University of Minnesota Law Library, 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.