January SLIS Community News

February 05, 2015

Student Internships Awarded, ALA President on Diversity, Student Chapter and Alumni News

LIS Master's Student Lily Troia has been selected as this year’s Social Media and Communications intern for the Society of American Archivists' Acquisitions & Appraisal Section, to expand their social media presence. Troia has also been awarded one of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies Archives Fellowships. She will work closely with archivists and librarians at Rutgers, and with "the world's foremost jazz archives and research library. With significant collections of monographs, periodicals, sound recordings, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs, and oral history interviews, the Institute of Jazz Studies has grown from a pioneering idea to a global resource dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz as a living art form."

Courtney Young ’97LS, ALA President, writes on the importance of Diversity in “One Hour a Day Makes a Difference,” published by American Libraries Online. Young writes: "Libraries that have the most significant impact on their communities understand and embrace the importance of diversity. They showcase their librarians, staff, and volunteers as members of a vibrant community and their library as a place where difference is welcome." http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/everyones-work

Leaders of the ASIS&T Student Chapter--winner of the 2014 ASIS&T award for Best Student Chapter--have been interviewed for the ASIS&T website: http://www.asis.org/SocialMedia/?p=297. At the Annual Meeting where the award was given, Chair of the Student Chapter Anne Pepitone '15LS participated in a panel discussion, "Different paths to ASIS&T leadership: Perspectives from award-winning ASIS&T leaders" as part of the ASIS&T Leadership Development Program at the Annual Meeting.

Peirce College Librarian Bart Everts '11LS was featured in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's blog for his school's penmanship archive collection.