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2014 Scholarships Winners

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of annual scholarships it sponsors jointly with three organizations:  Baker & Taylor,  LSSI and OCLC.   These scholarships are for master’s level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library Association.

This year’s winner of the LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by Baker & Taylor is Adriana Rissetto Puckett, who will pursue her studies at    Florida State University.  The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship ($2,500) winner is Jason N. Toms. Jason will pursue his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.   Olivia Dorsey, the winner of the LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship ($3,000), will pursue her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Criteria for the scholarships include previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology.  Two of the scholarships, the LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship and LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship, also require U.S Citizenship and membership in one of four minority groups:  American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic.

The Scholarship winners will be honored at the LITA Awards Presentation, which will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3:00 pm in Las Vegas, NV at the Las Vegas Convention Center in S233.

About LITA

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of over 3,000 systems librarians , library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.

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