LAMA Diana V. Braddom Fundraising Scholarship Deadline Announced

Contact: Fred Reuland


For Immediate Release

October 23, 2007

LAMA Diana V. Braddom Fundraising Scholarship Deadline Announced

CHICAGO - The deadline for submitting applications for the Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship is Dec. 7. Librarians and library staff members eager to enhance their fundraising skills through formal financial development training are invited to submit an application essay. Recipients will be notified by March 15.

The Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship, made possible through the personal generosity of Diana Braddom, a long-time member of LAMA's Fundraising and Financial Development Section (FRFDS), offers support for those seeking to learn new fundraising skills that will enable them to increase funding to their libraries from public, private and corporate sources. The application consists of a resume and 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 one's current position.

Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $1,000, which will used to attend the LAMA Fundraising and Financial Development programs at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. For more information and criteria, consult the LAMA Web site at and click on the navigation item "Awards," or contact Fred Reuland by phone at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5032, or by e-mail at

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association ( is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, as well as develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LAMA is a division of the American Library Association.