Doctoral student and ELIME-21 fellow, Amanda B. Click, has been awarded the George Atiyeh Prize.
"The George Atiyeh Prize was founded by the Middle East Librarians Association in 1999 to honor George N. Atiyeh, retired Head of the Near East Section of the Library Congress, founding member of MELA and of the Middle East Microform Project, for his many contributions to Middle East librarianship and scholarship. Dr. Atiyeh is the first and only honorary member of MELA. The George Atiyeh Prize offers financial aid to attend the annual meetings of MELA and of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). Awardees receive a cash award in addition to their registration fees for both the MELA and MESA annual conferences," according to the Middle East Librarians Association Web site.
The award includes registration to both the Middle East Librarians Association (MELA) meeting and the Middle East Studies Association conference in Washington, D.C. in December, as well as a cash prize. Click will write a report about her experience, which will be included in a future issue of MELA Notes.