SLIS is pleased to congratulate Kirk MacLeod on having won the ALA Spectrum Scholarship. The award is valued at $5,000, and it is an ALA recruitment effort "designed to address the specific issue of under representation of critically needed racially and ethnically diverse librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues" (ALA Spectrum Website). Since the scholarship's inception, the ALA has granted over 750 scholarships to eligible applicants who are pursing a graduate degree in an ALA-accredited program. Kirk is the first student from SLIS to have won this prestigious award, and he is one of only three students attending a Canadian institution to have won the award this year out of a total 50 winners.
The ALA Spectrum Scholarship Website
The ALA's office press release about the Spectrum Scholarship