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Elena BaezaCongratulations to Ms. Elena Baeza, MLS student, on being named one of the 2013-2014 ALA Spectrum Scholars.

The ALA press release states: “the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity awards 2013-2014 Spectrum Scholarships to 51 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies…. In the 2013 application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received three times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable. A prestigious committee of six jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements and leadership potential.”

Ms. Baeza’s Spectrum Scholarship is supported by the Texas Library Association. Read the full story on the ALA website.

Ms. Elena Baeza, Bio

Ms Baeza was born in El Paso, Texas, but lived in Mexico until the age of twelve.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas as El Paso and is currently working as a Math Tutor at El Paso Community College.   Elena is a member of Reforma, TLA, ALA and BRLA (Border Regional Library Association) as well as a member of the Literacy Matters Cohort and a participant of the El Paso Area Library Consortium. 
Elena shared with us that she became interested in libraries while volunteering at a public and then academic library this past summer.  “I found out how fascinating a library is while volunteering. I instantly fell in love with the profession and look forward to completing my master’s to begin my career”

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