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For Immediate Release

Canadian Library Association Announces 2011 Scholarship Winners

(Ottawa, June 15, 2011) - The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is pleased to announce the awarding of the CLA Dafoe and H.W. Wilson Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded annually to a student entering an ALA-accredited degree program in library and information studies.

Hope Hutchins of Kingston, ON is being awarded the CLA Dafoe Scholarship ($5000). Sarah Felkar of Vancouver, BC is being awarded the H.W. Wilson Scholarship ($2000).Criteria for the scholarships include academic achievement, leadership potential and a demonstrated interest in the profession.

The CLA Dafoe and H.W. Wilson Scholarships have been awarded by CLA for over 25 years and demonstrates a significant commitment on the part of CLA and H.W. Wilson in supporting the profession.

The Canadian Library Association is Canada's largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.

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