Louise Jane Moses – Agnes Davis Memorial Scholarship

 Description

The Louise Moses-Agnes Davis Memorial Scholarship recognizes two revered colleagues who were charter members of this organization. Before passing, these sisters were continual supporters of the Caucus. Louise Moses, employed by the Los Angeles County Public Library, developed innovative reading programs for young people at Juvenile Hall and in the Compton community. Louise Moses ended her career as Supervisor of the A C Bilbrew Library, where she provided exceptional leadership. Agnes Davis‘ library career was spent with the Los Angeles City Public Library, where she was the quintessential children’s librarian and became responsible for the reading advancement of hundreds of children. Agnes and Louise, respectively, were mother and aunt of Alonzo and Dale Davis, founders and proprietors of Brockman Gallery, the first Black gallery in the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles.
Purpose
The purpose of this scholarship is to support African American students residing in California who are pursuing a degree from an American Library Association accredited library/information science program or an accredited paraprofessional library/information science program in California.
Eligible Candidates
Applicants must be of African American descent, California residents, and attending or accepted by an accredited graduate program of library information science in the state of California.
Applications
For an application, write to:
Scholarship Committee
California Librarians Black Caucus
P. O. Box 882276
Los Angeles, CA 90009.
The application deadline will be announced in October. Interviews will also be scheduled in October.
More Information
The amount of each award as well as the actual number granted will depend upon available funds.

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