2009 LLAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award seeks entries

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For Immediate Release

October 28, 2008

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) is now accepting entries for the 2009 LLAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award. All students enrolled in a library and information studies graduate program are eligible to submit essays on the theme "Take the lead@yourlibrary" LLAMA President Molly Raphael chose this as her presidential theme for 2009.

The winning article will be published in a future issue of
Library Leadership & Management. The author will also receive a travel grant of up to $1,000, funded by YBP, Inc., to be used to attend the
ALA Annual Conference, where he/she will be recognized at the LLAMA President's Program and the first meeting of the LLAMA Board of Directors.

The deadline for submissions is Mar. 1, 2009. For award guidelines and an application, go to

The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association (
www.ala.org/llama) is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.