Greater Los Angeles student, Tommy Beane, has received a $1,500 scholarship from the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL). SCALL is a local chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The Association was approved as a chapter in 1953 and has an active membership of over 300 librarians and information professionals from academic, private, state, and county law libraries in the Southern California area. SCALL sponsors an annual institute, has over 20 committees, publishes a chapter newsletter and runs a listserv. The SCALL Scholarship rewards current library school students living in Southern California who hold promise of future involvement in the law library profession. The amount of each scholarship and the number of awards granted each year may vary depending on current funding of the scholarship committee.
Tommy is pursuing his Master's in Library Science with a focus on Law Librarianship and Legal Informatics. He is currently the Cataloging/Serials Assistant at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law Library. "While following the program of study at UNT for law librarianship, I have been pursuing my interests in information organization and management," said Tommy. "My goals are to utilize the knowledge gained in legal informatics and information organization in order to work as a cataloger in a law library".