Underrepresented Groups Scholarship

The LOEX 2020 Committee and the LOEX Director congratulate the recipients of the 2020 scholarships:
- Sheila Garcia, Grand Valley State University
- Olivia Kerubo Ongera, University of Nairobi
- Adrian Morales, El Paso Community College, Valle Verde Campus

A big thank you to everyone who submitted an application.

The 2020 LOEX Conference Committee, with the support of the LOEX Conference director, has reserved one PAID registration for a librarian or library school student who is a member of an underrepresented minority group and/or who has done significant work to bring library services or information literacy opportunities to minorities. The scholarship will include a travel/lodging stipend of $250. Any additional conference-related expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.

Interested librarians and graduate students currently enrolled in ALA-accredited MLIS programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have been members of the profession for fewer than five years, and whose information literacy interests include outreach to underrepresented minority populations.

To apply, please send:

  • A current CV, including number of years in the profession
  • A 500-word essay describing your interest in Information Literacy services

Submissions will be accepted by email only and should be addressed to:
Elizabeth Walker-Papke, LOEX 2020 Minority Scholarship Chair, scholarship2020@loexconference.org

Deadline for submission is January 17, 2020. The recipient will be notified by email & announced on the conference website by January 27, 2020.