2002 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship winner named

Contact: Maxine Moore


For Immediate Release

July 10, 2002

2002 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship winner named

Jack M. Maness, Denver, is the winner of the American Library Association (ALA) 2002 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established with a donation from the Marshall Cavendish Corporation, Tarrytown, N.Y., publishers of illustrated reference books for libraries. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

Maness feels that a career in librarianship was inevitable for him. He started out as a youth spending summers in his aunt's used bookstore. Maness has worked in bookstores and libraries, tutored research skills and language acquisition, and taught composition to high school students. All of these jobs have brought him to a point where he wants to be involved in what he believes is an exciting time of change for libraries. Currently, Maness works for the Denver Public Library and attends Emporia State University.

Maness was recognized in June during the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.