Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference
Grant Winner is Announced
Indiana University Student to Attend 2012 Annual Conference
Cape Coral, FL, June 1, 2012 – The board of directors of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced this year’s award recipient. The winning essay was submitted by Timothy Thompson, a student in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University in Bloomington. Mr. Thompson will receive a $1,500.00 grant to help defray the cost of attending the ALA 2012 Annual Conference, Anaheim, California in June.
Each year the grant’s monetary awards subsidize attendance at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference for deserving Master of Library Science degree candidates. Successful applicants are selected based on economic need and the quality of an essay based on criteria set by the board.
Scheduled to graduate in August, 2012, Timothy Thompson currently lives in Bloomington. He recently completed a year abroad on an academic fellowship in Brazil.
The board of directors continues to seek both corporate and individual donations in support of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant. It believes that exposure to the programs, seminars, contacts and other conference benefits will foster an on-going love of and dedication to the cause of librarianship in students who otherwise would be unable to attend, reflecting the values exhibited by Bob Asleson throughout his life and long professional career.
Complete details of the grant, including information on donation participation, are available on the website at www.aslesongrant.org. Several levels of support are available, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Iris L. Hanney, Chairman of the Board
Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant
1930 SW 48th Lane
Cape Coral, FL 33914
239 549-3168 Fax