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Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Applications Open

Louise Stephens, a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS), advocated for libraries as a centerpiece of a community as well as the need to network with other librarians as the forces to keep those institutions running. Louise passed away in July 2007, and an endowed scholarship was established in her memory. The AzLA is charged with administering the scholarship fund, endowed with the University of Arizona Foundation.

6/24/2016 to 8/1/2016
When: Through August 1st
Where: United States
Contact: Lisa Colcord

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Louise Stephens, a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS), worked for Glendale Public Library for 30 years, retiring in January 2007. During that time she served as a children’s librarian and library manager. Throughout her career, Louise was active in the Arizona Library Association, serving as its Association President, Public Library Division President, and Awards Chair at various times. In 2001 she was named the association’s Librarian of the Year, and in 2007, she received the Rosenzweig Award for distinguished service. Louise advocated for libraries as a centerpiece of a community as well as the need to network with other librarians as the forces to keep those institutions running. Louise passed away in July 2007, and an endowed scholarship was established in her memory. The Arizona Library Association is charged with administering the scholarship fund, endowed with the University of Arizona Foundation.

The $1000.00 Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the University of Arizona ’s School of Information Resources and Library Science M.A. program.

Apply by August 1, 2016 for consideration.

For more information and to apply, please go to the Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship webpagen

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