LAMA Student Writing and Development Award

Karen Muller writes \"LAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award deadline is March 31

Students in American Library Association (ALA) accredited library and information studies programs are invited to submit articles in a Student Writing and Development Award competition sponsored by the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) and YBP, Inc. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2000.
For more information, article guidelines, criteria and an application, consult the LAMA web site at www.ala.org/lama/awards/ybp or contact Beatrice Calvin at 312/280-5036 or email: bcalvin@ala.org.

Topic 2000: Do the common experiences and characteristics of the various generations influence an individual\'s expectations regarding library information resources, services, and facilities? In the U. S., libraries are currently serving a number of generations: the Lost Generation, born between 1883-1900; the G. I. Generation, born between 1901-1924; the Silent Generation, born between 1925-1942; the Boom Generation, born between 1943-1960; the 13th or \"x\" Generation, born between 1960-1981; and the Millennial Generation, born between 1982-2003. How could library organizations utilize current research on generations to better serve their clienteles?

The article will be published in the fall 2000 issue of Library Administration and Management,(LA&M), the LAMA magazine. The award recipient will receive a travel grant of up to $1,000 funded by YBP, Inc., to attend the 2000 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The winner also will be recognized at the LAMA President\'s Program and at the first meeting of the LAMA board of directors.

Selection criteria include relevance to the president\'s theme, applicability to a variety of library settings, originality of ideas, persuasiveness of arguments, quality of writing, clarity of presentation and contribution to the continuing education of the LAMA membership. The LAMA president will notify the selected applicant by May 1, 2000.

This LAMA/YBP leadership initiative is designed to stimulate authorship in the areas of library administration and management, to encourage professional development and enable participation in ALA and LAMA activities. The award recipient must be a current student member of ALA and LAMA.

For more information, article guidelines, criteria and an application, consult the LAMA web site at www.ala.org/lama/awards/ybp or contact Beatrice Calvin at 312/280-5036 or email: bcalvin@ala.org.

LAMA is a division of ALA.

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