EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Ten Librarians with Scholarships to Attend ALA Annual Conference

~ Scholarships will Defray Travel, Expenses and Registration Costs for Attendees ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 27, 2023 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded ten scholarships to librarians to attend the 2023 ALA Annual Conference. These scholarships are intended to help librarians defray the cost of travel and other expenses so they can attend more than 500 programs, discussions and sessions from world-class speakers and meet with library vendors. These scholarships allow recipients to learn more about digital content, innovation and leadership and expand their professional development while networking with fellow library professionals.

2023 EBSCO/ALA Scholarship Winners:

  • Bukola James, Graduate Fellow of the Nigerian Golden Jubilee Fellowship Program, Amogbon Consultants Limited, Osogbo, Nigeria
  • Jherusha Lambert, Librarian, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Emily Mills, Youth Services Librarian, Cromwell Belden Public Library, Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Andrea Caporale, Library Media Specialist, Somerville High School, Somerville, New Jersey
  • Rebecca Arthur, Library Assistant, Craven Community College, New Bern, North Carolina
  • Ruth Xing, Graduate Assistant; Faculty Assistant, Syracuse University iSchool, Syracuse, New York
  • Eriberto Ramirez, Assistant Professor/ Instructional Services Librarian, Point Loma Nazarene University, Chula Vista, California
  • Lucy Kiana, Librarian, International University of Management, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Ashley Peyton, Serials Coordinator,  The Library at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Ihuoma Babatope, Reader Services Sectional Head, Delta State College of Education, Mosogar, Nigeria

As part of the submission process, applicants were asked to share how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. Award winner Bukola James wrote that attending the ALA Annual Conference will offer opportunities that he can bring back to Nigeria. “Attending the ALA Annual Conference will allow me to network with other open knowledge enthusiasts and library professionals from across the globe to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and learn from their experiences. The global perspective and knowledge gained will be essential in today's interconnected world and allow me to make a significant impact in the library profession in Nigeria.”

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 on Sunday June 25th.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit 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.


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