Conrrado Saldivar, Adult Services Specialist at Natrona County Library, was recently awarded a Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. His award was given based on his commitment to equity and inclusion, demonstrated community outreach, commitment to the library profession, and leadership potential. The scholarship provides assistance for graduate study expenses and a stipend to attend the Spectrum Leadership Institute and the ALA Annual conference in 2020.
He was one of 60 recipients nationwide. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 1,100 Spectrum Scholarships.
Conrrado began working at the Natrona County Library in April 2015 as an Adult Services Specialist. He received a BA in Anthropology and a BA in Spanish from the University of Wyoming in 2013 and began working on his MLIS at the University of Washington iSchool in 2018. He is also currently a contributing writer for the Hack Library School blog and Co-president of the Student Chapter of the American Library Association at the University of Washington.