Winner of 2005 Loleta D. Fyan Grant announced

Contact: Denise Davis


Office for Research and Statistics

For Immediate Release

February 24, 2005

Winner of 2005 Loleta D. Fyan Grant announced

CHICAGO—Cadillac-Wexford County Public Library in Cadillac, Mich. has been awarded the 2005 Loleta D. Fyan Grant for a proposal titled “MP3 @ the Library.” They will create a MP3 library of audio books to serve the technological information literacy skills of a growing slice of their patron population.

“This proposal received the highest score of all submitted, and of the four committee members who ranked the proposals, three ranked it number one. No other proposal ranked as high, nor did any receive a ‘1’ ranking from more than one committee member,” said James Stewart, chair of the Fyan Grant jury.

This $10,000 grant, given annually on a competitive basis, is named for Loleta D. Fyan, an ALA past-president (1951–52), who provided funds for the American Library Association (ALA) in her will. The grant supports a project that will develop and/or improve public library services, will effect changes that are innovative and responsive to the future, and has potential for broader impact and application beyond a specific local need. Applicants can include, but are not limited to, local, regional or state libraries, associations or organizations, including ALA units, library schools or individuals.