Thursday, December 11, 2008
New ALA Scholarship: Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media
"The American Library Association has announced a new scholarship, the Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media, which is being offered with the support of SAGE Publications. The scholarship was created in memory of Peter Lyman, former university librarian and professor emeritus of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Lyman was nationally known for his landmark study on information overload entitled, 'How Much Information?' co-authored with Hal Valerian. The Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media will support a student in an ALA accredited master's program in Library and Information Studies pursing a specialty in new media. New media is defined as digital technology's transformation of business and culture during the past 25-plus years, clarifying the evolution of digital communications and human-computer interaction. The scholarship winner must have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and evidence of a commitment to a career in librarianship. The recipient will receive a $2,500 scholarship as well as a travel stipend to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting"