Thursday, August 23, 2012

2012 Beard & Hubbard Scholarship Recipients

The GLA scholarship committee is pleased to announce the 2012 winners of the Beard and Hubbard scholarships.  These awards are given annually by GLA to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a Master’s degree in library science.

This year’s C.S. Hubbard scholarship winner is John Stephens.  Originally from North Carolina, John completed a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in German at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He got his first job in a library at the University of Georgia while pursuing a graduate degree in German.  John will begin work on a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of North Texas this fall.  He is currently employed at Mercer University as an Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.  After graduation he is interested in academic librarianship in access services, reference, or systems.

Linda Cooks is this year’s Charles Beard Scholarship winner. She has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California Northridge and a Master’s degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University.  Linda has worked in real estate appraisal and cultural resource management for over 20 years.  She has a special interest in the social and cultural history of communities, architectural history, and heritage education.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University and looks forward to a new career in either academic librarianship or archival and records management.

Complete information about the scholarships offered by GLA, including application information, is available on through the GLA website at  The 2013 deadline for application is May 21st.

Congratulations to our 2012 scholarship winners!

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