Travel Awardees Selected for Library Assessment Conference 2018
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the conference planning committee have given 11 outstanding individuals travel awards to attend the 2018 Library Assessment Conference in Houston, Texas, on December 5–7.
The Library Assessment Conference Travel Awards are offered to students and early-career professionals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who have demonstrated a strong interest in assessment and have the potential to contribute to the profession by deploying and developing innovative assessment and evaluation methods and strategies. Each award includes free conference registration and $1,000 to cover the costs of transportation, lodging, meals, and workshops at this year’s conference. This seventh Library Assessment Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries.
The 2018 Library Assessment Conference Travel Award recipients are:
Selena Bryant, User Engagement and Inclusion Librarian, Mann Library, Cornell University
Alexa Carter, NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University
Kimberly Lace Fama, Reference Librarian, The University of British Columbia
Twanna Hodge, Academic/Research Librarian, Health Sciences Library, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Zhehan Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
Jean Sarurai Kanengoni, PhD Student in Library and Information Science, School of Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Leni Matthews, User Experience Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington
Kyung-Im (Kim) Noh, Data Analyst, Harvard University
Marisa Ramirez, Archival Processing Assistant, Loyola Marymount University; MLS Student, University of North Texas
Danielle Rapue, Systems & Assessment Librarian, Pasadena City College
Lamonica Sanford, Assessment Librarian, Georgia College
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