The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services, an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program. This year’s ABOS annual conference will take place at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA from October 25 – 31. The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services.
Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science and Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the “Great American Bookmobile Conference”, running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference. This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek’s profound commitment to librarianship.
The application deadline for this year’s awards is August 1, 2014.
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