LAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award seeks entrants

Contact: Arawa McClendon


For Immediate Release

July 31, 2002

LAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award seeks entrants

Students enrolled in American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information studies programs are invited to submit articles in the Student Writing and Development Award competition sponsored by the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) and YBP, Inc.
The deadline for entries is March 1, 2003.

The LAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award honors the best article submitted on a topic in the area of library administration and management. The topic for the 2003 competition is "Moving Up, Reaching Out." Entrants should address the importance of librarians as mentors to others; as advocates for the profession and their institutions; and/or effective partners with non-library communities as they advance into management. Entrants may write about the importance of library advocacy, the importance a mentor has played in their careers, or unusual library partnerships that have flourished.

Selection criteria include relevance to the theme; applicability to a variety of library settings; originality of ideas; persuasiveness of arguments; quality of writing; clarity of presentation; and contribution to the continuing education of the LAMA membership. The award recipient must be a current student member of ALA and LAMA. LAMA President Linda Sue Dobb will notify the selected applicant by May 1, 2003.

The winning article will be published in the fall 2003 issue of
Library Administration & Management. The award recipient also receives a travel grant of up to $1,000, funded by YBP, Inc., to be used to attend the 2003 ALA Annual Conference in Toronto. For more information, article guidelines, criteria and an application, consult the LAMA Web site at, or contact Arawa McClendon, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; 1-800-545-2433 x5035; e-mail:

LAMA is a division of ALA.