Network Bulletin No: 10-03
Date: January 8, 2010
Index term: 2010 ASCLA Century Scholarship
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), American Library
Association, has asked NLS to provide information about the ASCLA Century Scholarship Fund to
staff and patrons of network libraries.
This scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500 to be used toward successfully completing a course
of study for a master's or doctorate in library science. Eligibility requirements and application
materials are available at www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ ascla/asclaawards/asclacentury.cfm and
www.ala.org/cfapps/scholarships/login /index.cfm. The deadline for application is March 11, 2010.
A press release is attached.
Questions about the scholarship application process should be directed to the ALA Scholarship
Clearinghouse at 800-545-2433, ext. 4279, or [log in to unmask] Questions about the ASCLA
Century Scholarship should be directed to the scholarship committee chairperson, Rahye Puckett,
Mississippi regional librarian, at [log in to unmask] or (601) 432-4116.
Contact: Liz Markel
Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA
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For Immediate Release
December 1, 2009
2010 ASCLA Century Scholarship funds education for
library students with disabilities
CHICAGO-- Library and information science students with access needs are encouraged to apply
for the 2010 ASCLA Century Scholarship, a one-time $2,500 award funding necessary services or
accommodations to enable the winner to complete a master's or doctoral program in the field.
The scholarship is an initiative of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
(ASCLA), the Library Service to Special Populations Section (LSSPS) of ASCLA and the Library
Service to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities Forum and was established in 2000 through
the generosity of an anonymous donor. It fulfills ALA's mission to cultivate a field of library
professionals that more accurately reflects the diversity of the communities and
populations it serves. All LIS graduate students including veterans with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must have been accepted to an ALA-accredited graduate
program, be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and be able to provide documentation of his or her access
need ("disability").Interested students should complete the online scholarship application, including
submission of a personal statement, letters of reference and transcripts. Questions about the online
application process can be directed to the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at
[log in to unmask] or 1(800) 545-2433 ext. 4279. Appropriate medical documentation should be
sent to Liz Markel, ASCLA Marketing Specialist at ASCLA, ATTN: Century Scholarship, 50 E.
Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611. All scholarship application materials including medical
documentation must be received by March 1, and only complete applications will be considered.
The 2010 scholarship will be presented to the winner as a part of ASCLA events at the ALA Annual
Conference in Washington, D.C., June 24-29, 2010. More information about the scholarship and
other ASCLA awards is available at the ASCLA awards webpage.
The ASCLA Century Scholarship continues to thrive because of the financial support of generous
donors both inside and outside of ASCLA. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made online
at the giveALA page find the scholarship under "Divisions and Offices." Questions should be
directed to the ALA Development Office at [log in to unmask] or (312) 280-3259.
ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of
librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized
libraries and multi-type cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Not an ASCLA
member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA
preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at