The American Library Association (ALA) is asking for your help in recruiting a new generation of library and information science (LIS) professionals. They are currently accepting applications for the ALA Scholarship Program, which includes over 12 different scholarship opportunities, many of which make multiple annual awards.

ALA has committed itself to making a master’s degree in library and information science more accessible and affordable for talented women and men who have made the library profession a career choice. It is no secret that libraries serve as the foundation of life-long learning in our society – they change lives, build communities, and connect individuals at the local level with global resources of information and knowledge.

As society evolves, so do the needs of its individuals. It has never been more important to have culturally diverse librarians. This is the goal of the Spectrum Scholarship Program. Spectrum annually provides 50 or more American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds.

For full Spectrum eligibility requirements and benefits, visit the ALA web site.

Melody K. Smith

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