Louise Jane Moses – Agnes Davis Memorial Scholarship


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 AC 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.


The purpose of this scholarship is to support Black/African American descent students residing in California who are pursuing a Master of Information Science 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.

To Apply

Send a statement of interest to the Scholarship Committee:
c/o Shirley Coaston [email protected]

More Information

Information The application deadline is May 31, 2024. The amount of each award as well as the actual number granted will depend upon available funds.

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