Ivan Murillo is the 2005 recipient of the Century Scholarship, a diversity initiative aimed at promoting the ALA's mission of improving service at the local level through the development of a representative workforce that reflects the communities served by all libraries in the new millennium. The Century Scholarship is a $2,500 monetary award given annually to a student or students pursuing a degree in library and information science. “Ivan's selection as the 2005 recipient fulfills the scholarship endowment's continuing efforts to increase the recruitment of people with disabilities to become members of a diverse library profession able to understand, connect, and serve the diverse communities that are using America's public, academic, and special libraries today,” stated Simon Healey, Century Scholarship Jury Committee Chair. “I am certain that Ivan's prior advocacy work on behalf of the underserved populations, participating in state library association activities, and conviction that the library profession must reach out to communities, including those composed of people with unobserved disabilities, will help ASCLA to achieve it's goal to actively recruit, mentor, and help hire people with disabilities to become members of the library profession.”

Awards Won

Title Year
ALA Century Scholarship

An annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master’s or Doctorate in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional.

2005 - Recipient(s)