Kitsis first recipient of Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media

Kimberly Sanders

Program Officer, Education & Scholarships

ALA, Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)

(800) 545-2433, ext. 4279

For Immediate Release,

July 21, 2009

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington, D.C. – The very first scholarship winner has been selected for the newest American Library Association (ALA) scholarship, the Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media, SAGE announced today.

Stacy Kitsis, English teacher at Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass., has been selected to receive the scholarship in memory of Peter Lyman, the former university librarian and professor emeritus of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Lyman was nationally known for his landmark study on information overload, “How Much Information?” co-authored with Hal Valerian.

As required for the scholarship, Kitsis has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to a future career in librarianship. She will receive $2,500 to help support her in an ALA-accredited master’s program in Library and Information Studies, where she will pursue new media as her specialty, (defined as digital technology’s transformation of business and culture, clarifying the evolution of digital communications and human-computer interaction). She will also receive a travel stipend to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

“It is a great honor to award this scholarship in memory of Peter Lyman and on behalf of SAGE Publications to further the education of new media in the library community,” said Rolf Janke, vice president of SAGE Reference. “We’re pleased with the selection of Stacy Kitsis, someone we believe will provide exceptional contributions to the library industry in the years to come.”

Additional information about this scholarship can be found at


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.