Lisa Lovello Named Recipient of Louisiana Library Association Grassroots Grant



For Immediate Release

LAFAYETTE, LA---Lisa Lovello received the Louisiana Library Association Grassroots Grant during the 2017 Louisiana Library Association Conference held at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grassroots Grant recognizes outstanding graduate or undergraduate library science students.

Ms. Lovello is a part-time graduate student at the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science, while she works full-time for the Louisiana House of Representatives in the David R. Poynter Legislative Research Library. Her bachelor's degrees are in journalism and sociology from the University of Missouri. Before starting her master’s program, she gained professional experience in an academic library, a public library, and on a bookmobile.

She is New York-born and Michigan-raised and her parents and older sister now live in California. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, walking the LSU lakes, cooking, and spending time with friends and her Missouri farm cat, Rebecca.

Ms. Lovello has also been a recipient of scholarships from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the New Orleans Association of Law Libraries (NOALL), the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries (SEALL), and the LSU School of Library and Information Science.

The Louisiana Library Association (LLA) holds its Annual Conference each spring. The library event brings together up to 600 librarians and library staff, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of libraries, trustees, special guests and exhibitors to engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of libraries and to network. Learn more about the association at


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