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The Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarship

In January 2009, our community lost two very dear friends, Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz.

We are proud to honor their memory and pay tribute to their distinguished careers. Both had a special gift for mentoring young librarians and this scholarship celebrates that.

You can help a new librarian or library student take a deserved trip to his/her first-ever ALA Annual Conference.

ALA MEMBERS: In 500 words or less, tell us about a new librarian or library student who has never attended an ALA Annual Conference, and in whom you see great devotion to the library community and promise in the field. Tell us how he/she would benefit from attending the ALA Annual Conference. The new librarian/library student could win a trip to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV!

Entry Form

Prize includes, but is not limited to, travel to/from Las Vegas, NV,  hotel, conference registration, and ticket to the Newbery Caldecott banquet.


I. HOW TO ENTER • Enter a new librarian/library student by writing 500 words or less, telling us why this person shows good promise in the library community and how they would benefit from attending an ALA Annual Conference. Tell us how you’ve worked with this person in a library setting. Supplemental materials will also be accepted as they pertain to your entry. Original documents cannot be returned. Print your name, your library name, full address, and phone number on an 8.5 x 11-inch piece of paper, and mail it, along with your paragraph to Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarship, Random House Inc., 1745 Broadway, 9th Floor,New York ,NY10019 . LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Entries must be mailed separately and received by Random House no earlier than January 1, 2014, and postmarked no later than March 31, 2014. Any entries received before January 1, 2014, or postmarked after March 31, 2014, will be automatically disqualified. Entries must be original. Partially completed or illegible entries will not be accepted. Random House is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, illegible, stolen, postage-due, incomplete or misdirected entries. All entries become the property of Random House and will not be returned, so please keep a copy for your records.

II. ELIGIBILITY • Contest is open to ALA Member Librarians living in the 50 states, or the District of Columbia, and Canada, excluding the ProvinceofQuebec. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Random House, Inc., and their parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries or affiliates, and advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies; their immediate family members, and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter this contest.

III. PRIZE • One (1) grand prize winner will win a trip to the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV running from June 26-July 1, 2014. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation for one (1) person from a major commercial airport near winner’s home to Las Vegas, NV; three (3) nights’ lodging (standard accommodations, single occupancy), transfer to and from the airport in Las Vegas, NV, registration fee for the American Library Association Annual 2014 convention, 1 dinner with nominating librarian, 1 ticket to Newbery Caldecott Banquet, and assorted book prizes. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $1,600. Actual retail value of prize package may vary, depending on the point of departure. All travel arrangements must be made by and confirmed through a travel agent selected by Sponsor. If winner cannot travel by the dates specified by the sponsor, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate Winner may be chosen. Winner will be responsible for all gratuities, meals, ground transportation, and any other incidental costs or expenses not expressly identified in these rules. Travel and use of accommodation are at risk of Winner, and Random House Inc. does not assume any liability. If for any reason a prize is not available or cannot be fulfilled, RANDOM HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be assigned. No prize or cash substitutes allowed, except at the discretion of Random House as set forth in these rules.

IV. WINNER • The Winner will be chosen on or around April 15, 2014 from all eligible entries received by the Random House within the entry deadline. Entries will be judged by Random House, whose decisions are final, and the prize will be awarded on the basis of devotion to the library community, show of promise in the field, and how the librarian would benefit from attending the ALA Annual Conference. The prize will be awarded in the name of the winning librarian and the nominating librarian. Winner will be notified by mail and will be required to sign and return affidavit(s) of eligibility and release of liability within 14 days of notification. A noncompliance within that time period or the return of any notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Winner will be notified by mail on or about April 30, 2014. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

V. RESERVATIONS • By participating, entrants, including the librarian and library, agree that Random House, Inc., and their parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries or affiliates, advertising, promotion, fulfillment agencies, and suppliers will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person, including death, and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize, or participation in this contest. By entering the Contest the winning librarian and the nominating librarian consents to the use of the name, likeness, and biographical data or description of the winning librarian, the nominating librarian, and his or her library for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Random House, Inc. with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law). Other entry names will NOT be used for subsequent mail solicitation. For the name of the Winner, available after April 30, 2014 please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Random House, Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarship Winner, 1745 Broadway, 9th floor,New York ,NY10019 .Washington andVermont residents may omit return postage.