Student Writing and Development Award LAMA/YBP

LAMA/YBP Student Writing Award Deadline March 1

Students enrolled in American Library Association (ALA)-accredited
library and information studies programs are invited to submit essays
in the Student Writing and Development Award competition sponsored by
the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) and YBP
Library Services, Inc.  The deadline for entries is March 1, 2007.

The LAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award honors the best
essay submitted on a topic in the area of library administration and
management.  The topic for the 2007 competition is the LAMA
President’s theme — “Library Associations:  Learning, Leading,
Looking Forward.”

In celebration of LAMA’s 50th anniversary, entrants are asked to
address the relevance of membership in professional library
associations for library school students and new librarians.  The
essay can address one or more of the following questions:

What features attract new librarians to engage in professional
associations or other networks?
How does involvement in an association enhance a new librarian’s
professional and personal growth?
How does association membership compare to other real or virtual
professional networks?   Is association involvement worth the time
and resources required from a member?
What changes should LAMA and similar associations make to best meet
the needs and interests of new librarians?
The award recipient must be a current student member of ALA and LAMA.

The winning article will be published in the fall 2007 issue of
Library Administration & Management magazine.  The award recipient
also will receive a travel grant of up to $1,000, provided by YBP
Library Services, Inc., to support attendance at the 2007 ALA Annual

For more information, article guidelines, criteria, and an
application, go to the LAMA Web site at, click on
the “Awards” navigation item and then select LAMA/YBP Award, or
contact LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; 1-800-545-2433
x5032; e-mail:

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association
( to encourage and nurture current and future
library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership
and management practices. LAMA is a division of the American Library

Lorraine Olley, Executive Director

After February 2, 2007 please direct all messages to Fred Reuland at
312-280-5032 or

LAMA, a division of ALA
50 E. Huron St.     Chicago IL 60611

LAMA 1957-2007
Celebrating 50 Years Supporting Library Leadership!

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