The 2006 theme is: " Over the past year, United States citizens have witnessed horrendous destruction in the Gulf States region. Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath disproportionately affected African Americans. Library services, as well as other information services, were either severely affected or completely eliminated. In an effort to recover from such tremendous loss, what aid and assistance, if any, do you feel librarians, and in particular the African American librarian, can provide to these communities and individuals?"
Persons Wishing to Apply Must:
-Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
-Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.
-Submit an essay of 1,000 - 1,200 words discussing the "Theme?"
-Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 13, 2006
-The recipient of the award will be notified by February 28, 2006