American Library Association wrote -
In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we're trying to raise $10,000 to provide professional development scholarships to support our value of diversity and inclusion while investing in the future leaders of LITA. Reaching our goal will allow us to provide 6 scholarships of $1,500 each to new librarians or new to LITA technologists to attend the 2017 LITA Forum. We'll also provide 2 scholarships of $1,000 to support 2017 LITA-sponsored ALA Emerging Leaders. If the Campaign raises more than $10,000, additional funds will be used to increase the number of scholarships for 2017 or may be used to provide scholarships for 2018. Learn more about our campaign on the LITA 50th Anniversary site.