LAMA Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship seeks applicants

Contact: Lorraine Olley


For Immediate Release

September 27, 2005

LAMA Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship seeks applicants

CHICAGO - Librarians and library staff members eager to enhance their fundraising skills through formal financial development training are invited to submit an application essay for the Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship.
The deadline for entries is December 2, 2005.

The Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship, made possible through the personal generosity of Diana Braddom, offers support for those seeking to learn new fundraising skills to enable them to increase funding to their libraries from public, private and corporate sources. The application consists of a resume and a 2-page, double-spaced essay demonstrating the applicant's genuine interest, need, and motivation for library fundraising development; previous experience in library fundraising; quality of writing; clarity of content and form for the required essay; persuasiveness of arguments; applicability to library settings; and opportunities for fundraising in current position.

Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2006.

Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $1,000 to be used to attend the LAMA Fundraising and Financial Development programs at 2006 ALA Annual Conference. For more information and criteria, consult the LAMA Web site at and click on the navigation item “Awards,” or contact LAMA at 1-800-545-2433 x5036; e-mail:

LAMA, a division of ALA, promotes outstanding leadership and management practices and identifies, encourages, and nurtures tomorrow's leaders and managers.