Bernard Vavrek Scholarship
I. Intent of Scholarship
One of the slated purposes of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is “to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services.” To help fulfill this goal, ABOS has created the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship.
It will be awarded annually to a student who is currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this particular field within the library profession.
Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science, Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, recently 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 library science and, in particular, bookmobile and outreach services.
II. Amount of the Award
The amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a qualified Library and/or Information Science student. A check will be sent directly to the ALA accredited library school where the applicant is currently enrolled to be applied to the next term of study.
III. Eligibility Requirements
The applicant must:
IV. Application Requirements/Checklist
Winner receives $1,000 and FREE conference registration attend the 2021 ABOS Conference.
One (1) Bernard Vavrek Scholarship will be presented in 2021.
To submit your 2021 Bernard Vavrek Scholarship nomination, please click HERE.
The 2021 ABOS Awards Program will open on April 1, 2021 and close on July 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST.
Questions about the 2021 ABOS Awards Program can be directed to David Kelsey, 2021 ABOS President and 2021 ABOS Awards Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.