SLIS Community News

April 01, 2015

SLIS Alums are Movers & Shakers!

At the Joint Spring Meeting of MARAC/NEA on March 21, 2015 at the Boston Park Plaza hotel, the New England Archivists honored SLIS alum John Campopiano '13LS and current student, Dean's Fellow Lily Cristina Troia with the Richard W. Hale, Jr. Award for Professional Development. The $1000 award will support the duo's research into the intersection of creative art and archives, including interviews and analysis of visual, audio and film artists who incorporate repurposed archival materials and reproductions into their works. NEA is committed to supporting young archival scholars in their research and professional development pursuits. Campopiano and Troia will presenting their findings in a paper at an upcoming NEA conference later this year. 

Congratulations to Lori Easterwood ’06LS and Kyle Courtney ’06LS, who were both named “Movers & Shakers 2015” by Library Journal. Lori Easterwood, Programming and Partnerships Coordinator at the Sacramento Public Library in California, was chosen for creating alt+library with Mover & Shaker Jessica Zaker. Alt+library offers innovative library programming for a twenty- and thirty-something audience. Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor and Program Manager for the Office for Scholarly Communication at the Harvard Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts, started the Copyright First Responder program, training librarians to serve as the first line of defense for copyright questions fielded by Harvard libraries.

Frederick Royce ’99LS is a museum technician with the National Park Service at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina. His primary duty is to pack the museum collection for storage while the house undergoes repairs. An article, “Preservation Underway at Carl Sandburg Home,” appeared in the Hendersonville, NC, Times-News on February 8, 2015.