The Association's awards program honors significant contributions to libraries and librarianship. Some awards are from the Association as a whole, others are awarded by individual Sections of the Association. For further details and qualifications, please refer to the LLA Manual.
James O. Modisette Awards
Public Library is presented in even numbered years to a public library to reward and encourage the improvement of public library service in a two-year period.
The Association is proud to present scholarships to qualified graduate library students. Donations from members, alumni of the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science, and friends fund the LLA Scholarships. Trustees of the LLA Scholarship Fund A Trust, a separate nonprofit corporation of the Association, manage and invest the funds to award scholarships.
LLA Scholarships - the Louisiana Library Association awards scholarships to Louisiana students during their full-time study toward the Master's Degree in Library Science at Louisiana State University School of Library
and Information Science.
Mary Moore Mitchell Scholarship - funded by a donation from Howard J. Ekblad, president of Library Interiors, Inc. of Metairie, Louisiana. It is awarded by the Scholarship Committee for part-time study and has the same requirements as the LLA Scholarship.
The recipients of the LLA scholarships and the Mary Moore Mitchell scholarship are selected by the Scholarship Committee with the advice of the faculty of the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science.
Educational Foundation of the Trustees Section Award -- the Educational Foundation of the Trustees Section of the Louisiana Library Association was established in 1985, and awards one-year scholarships to employees of public libraries in Louisiana during their part-time or full-time study toward the master's degree in library science at the LSU School of Library and Information Science. Applications and selection are under the direction of the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science faculty. Additional information about the Educational Foundation of the Trustees Section Award and other financial aid may be found at the LSU SLIS website.
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