SLIS Community News for June 2015

June 18, 2015

A Round-up of Award-Winning Students and Alums

Student Jes Caron has been chosen as a recipient of a scholarship by The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). FTRT named four LIS students as recipients of scholarships to take "Intellectual Freedom & Censorship," an online course offered this coming fall by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The scholarships, funded by FTRF's Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, provide for approximately half of the tuition fee for the course. 

Student Julia Caffrey was selected as a 2015 Travel Award Winner by The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIS&T). The award will reimburse Caffrey's expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, this November in St. Louis, Missouri.

Student Joyce Gabiola was selected for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program. Gabiola will participate in a paid internship at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University as part of the program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this program strives to promote much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce. Visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program website for more information.

Gregory Maguire '78 received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Fiction Honor for his novel, Egg & Spoon

Charlie Remy ’10LS gave a webinar in May through LYRASIS, “How Libraries Can Benefit from Autistic Employees.” Remy is an Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is proudly on the autism spectrum.

Laura Woollett '05 has published her first book. Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth is a non-fiction account of the 1944 Hartford circus fire.