EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association award ten librarians with scholarships to attend ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/06/2022


Cheryl Malden

Program Officer


American Library Association



EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded ten scholarships to librarians to attend the 2022 ALA Annual Conference, the first in-person event hosted by ALA since 2019. These scholarships are intended to help librarians defray the cost of travel and other expenses so they can take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.


EBSCO/ALA Scholarship Winners:

  • Ashley Ehmig, Director of Library Services and Instruction, American College of Healthcare Sciences, Portland, Oregon
  • Nathaniel Robert Harris, Librarian, Beaumont District Library, Beaumont, California
  • Amanda Lorge, Librarian I, National City Public Library; San Diego Public Library, San Diego, California
  • Ashley R Hawkins, School Librarian & Manga Advocate, Brooklyn NY
  • Jessica Regitano, Library Media Specialist, Chittenango Central Schools — Middle School, Chittenango, New York
  • Rukmal Ryder, Librarian, Salem State University, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Jennifer Washburn, Student Engagement Librarian, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • Lindsey West, MLIS Student, University of Southern Mississippi, Evans, Georgia


Applicants were asked to share how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. Award winner Amanda Lorge wrote that attending the ALA Annual Conference will offer significant professional development opportunities. She wrote, “Although I have mentors from my graduate coursework and internships, meeting librarians with more experience in local history and public librarianship at the conference will empower me to provide better resources and programming for the community I am dedicated to educating and supporting.”


School Librarian & Manga Advocate



EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the library community and maintains a long-standing tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences that provide funds for conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a scholarship breakfast.


About ALA

The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 50,000 librarians, library trustees and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society: www.ala.org.


About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.