EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians, who are all first-time attendees, $1,500 scholarships to attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, scheduled to be held from January 24th-28th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The scholarships are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives at a breakfast during the conference.
The EBSCO ALA Midwinter Scholarship helps defray the cost of attending the conference and allows the librarians to benefit from the professional development and networking opportunities available at ALA-Midwinter. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic of “What do you think the biggest factors for change will be as libraries expand into non-traditional areas of service, introduce new technologies and endeavor to support their changing research communities?”
The winners effectively described what the biggest factors for change will be as libraries expand. EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the professional development of librarians around the world and has a long-standing tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences, providing funds for conference registration, travel, and expenses.
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