Congratulations to LIS student Kylie Kaʻeo on her 2015 ALA Spectrum Scholarship!
ALA’s official announcement states:
A prestigious committee of ten jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements and leadership potential.
Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and our organization. The ALA Spectrum award aims “to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse professionals in the field of library and information science to best position libraries at the core of today’s culturally diverse communities. To learn more about the Spectrum Scholarship Program, please visit www.ala.org/spectrum. The application period for 2016-2017 Spectrum Scholarships will open in September 2015.