Birmingham, Ala. — Wednesday, October 31, 2012 The — American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven scholarships for librarians to attend the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The meeting — which will take place June 27 – July 2, 2013 — offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings, and interaction with colleagues.
Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel, and expenses.
The deadline for entries is Dec. 1, 2012; scholarship recipients will be notified no later than March 15, 2013.
To apply, candidates must complete the application and submit an essay that addresses the following topic: "How will attending this ALA Conference contribute to my professional development?" Essays and applications will be judged by a jury designated by ALA.
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 65,000 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.
EBSCO Information Services — the provider of EBSCONET Subscription Management — is the world's leading information intermediary, offering cutting-edge technology and personalized consultative services for managing and accessing content, including e-journals, e-packages, e-books, and more. Today's libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently, so EBSCO Information Services has developed comprehensive, highly integrated management solutions to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users. EBSCO serves clients through our offices worldwide and has more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about products and services from EBSCO Information Services, visitwww.ebsco.com.