Award Announcement: Spring 2014 BCLA Awards

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


March 11, 2014
Contact: Allyson Hall



Congratulations to the Professional Development Opportunity Awardees


The Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Central Library Professional Development Opportunity (PDO) mini-grants are awarded to librarians and library staff to pursue short-term professional development activities, such as conferences and workshops. Congratulations to the three applicants below who have been awarded a Spring 2014 PDO.  For more information, please visit the ACA website


  • Carson-Newman University, Lori Thornton
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University, Jessica O’Brien
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Paula McGrew



The Appalachian College Association is an organization of 36 independent liberal arts colleges that provides expanded and enhanced learning opportunities to faculty and students for the purpose of serving the educational and economic well-being of the people and communities of Central Appalachia. This educational consortium offers a wide variety of academic, research, scholarship, library and travel programs serving more than 54,000 students and 4,000 faculty in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Appalachian College Association is an independent 501 (c)(3) incorporated organization.