University of North Carolina Student Attends Winter Meeting
Cape Coral, FL, February 1, 2013 — The board of directors of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced this year’s award recipient. Nicole Lehotsky, a student at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, has received a $1,500.00 grant to help defray the cost of attending ALA’s 2013 Winter Meeting in Seattle, Washington in January.
The Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant was established by friends and colleagues within the information industry to honor the memory of Bob Asleson, late founder and president of The Redalen Group, for his many contributions to the library community. An advisor and guide to countless members of the profession, Bob’s 50-year career spanned both traditional and innovative technologies, from reference materials to CD-ROMs to online databases. He held presidential positions at several leading industry companies and served on numerous organization boards. The grant’s awards subsidize attendance at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference for deserving Master of Library Science degree candidates. Winners are selected based on economic need and the quality of an essay based on criteria set by the board.