2006 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship winner named

Kimberly Sanders
Program Officer, Education & Scholarships
Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
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For Immediate Release
August 1, 2006

2006 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship winner named

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce Emily Suzanne Arnold of San Antonio, Texas is the 2006 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of Gaver, a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies, with a specialty in youth services.

Arnold has taught middle school for the past four years.
Her teaching experience allowed her to witness students' difficulty in researching on their own, finding relevant and reliable resources, and reading and dissecting a variety of sources.

"We live in a global information society and these skills are critical for one's success and understanding of the world," said Arnold.

Arnold has a passion for literature that extends to those around her.
Arnold looks forward to serving her community by helping others find the information they require, guiding them in discerning information, and building a literature-rich environment in which books are celebrated and revered.

Arnold's plans as a school library media specialist are to assist students while they use the latest technology to find information and quality sources for research.
She hopes that her efforts will benefit not only students, but also encourage families to share the joy of books.

Arnold will be attending the University of Texas at Austin.