Sage Support Staff Travel Grants awarded

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS

(312) 280-5030
For Immediate Release,

February 19, 2008

Sage Support Staff Travel Grants awarded

CHICAGO - Six library support staff members have each been awarded a 2008 ALCTS/SAGE Library Support Staff Travel Grant. These grants, generously sponsored by Sage Publications, provide airfare, three nights' hotel and conference registration for the individuals to attend the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference to be held in Anaheim, Calif. Those receiving the travel grant this year are:

Behzad Allahyar, Persian & Arabic language specialist in serials and e-resources cataloging, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.

Gary Beer, senior library specialist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.

Angela Hand, library academic technician, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

Michelle Schrade, library assistant, Glendale Public Library, Glendale, Ariz.

Angela Slaughter, fast track serials cataloger, Indiana University, Ind.

Israel Yanez, library assistant, California State University, Sacramento, Calif.

For the past four years, travel grants have been offered to support staff working in an area of technical services and collection, with at least three years of experience, who have never before attended an ALA annual conference. The 2008 award recipients demonstrated outstanding commitment to the profession, active participation in local and paraprofessional associations, as well as the professional life of their respective institutions, and evidence of a clear desire to serve their library communities. Above all, each of these candidates demonstrated a genuine love of and deep commitment to libraries.

The awards will be presented on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.