Bob Oakley Memorial Scholarship (Sept. '07)
In September 2007, the library community lost one if its brightest stars when noted academic librarian and copyright scholar Robert L.“Bob” Oakley died unexpectedly. Bob was one of the most respected academic librarians in the field. A member and very active participant in LCA, Bob was instrumental in many key projects including the Library-Related Principles for the International Development Agenda of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The purpose of the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship is to encourage and expand interest in and knowledge of intellectual property and copyright, as well as to bring the next generation of advocates, lobbyists, and scholars to the forefront with opportunities they might not otherwise have.