Thursday, August 7, 2014

GLA Scholarship Winners 2014

The GLA scholarship committee is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Beard and Hubbard scholarships.  These two awards are given annually by GLA to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science.

This year’s C. S. Hubbard scholarship winner is Ann Marie Davis.  Ann is originally from Jackson, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Berry College. She worked in the Berry College Memorial Library all four years of college which lead to a career path in librarianship. Ann will complete her Master of Information Science degree at the University of Tennessee in the Fall semester of 2014. She currently lives in Snellville, Georgia with her husband and works full time at Georgia State University Library as the Stacks Supervisor. Ann aspires to work as an academic librarian in cataloging or technical services. 

Michael Kennedy is this year’s Charles Beard Scholarship winner. He is an honor graduate from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. For the past two years, he has worked in the Lee County Public Library System in Leesburg, Georgia as a Library Assistant. His professional passions include adult programming, community outreach, literary research, and collection development and marketing. He desires to take on leadership roles in a public library and further his experience with information literacy. He is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University, and looks forward to bringing emerging and cutting edge ideas in librarianship to South Georgia and other rural areas.

Complete information about the scholarships offered by GLA, including application information, is available on the GLA website at

The 2015 deadline for application is May 23rd.

Congratulations to our 2014 scholarship winners!

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