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National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016 Travel Award Recipients Selected


NDLC ’16: “Bridges to Inclusion”

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is awarding 26 scholarships for individuals to attend the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ‘16), August 10–13, in Los Angeles, California. Each scholarship awardee will receive $1,000 for travel to and participation in the conference. These awards are intended to encourage participation and engagement of library staff and faculty who might not have the financial resources to attend the conference.

NDLC ‘16 is cosponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Libraries. The conference aims to articulate the value of and develop strategies for diversity and inclusion in the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields in order to improve organizational excellence and community engagement.

“In support of the NDLC ‘16 theme ‘Bridges to Inclusion,’ the travel awards have made it possible for these deserving recipients to attend the conference,” said Ginny Steel, UCLA university librarian. “We look forward to welcoming this outstanding group of individuals to UCLA this summer and to their active participation in the many thought-provoking sessions on the schedule.”

ARL, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Clemson University Libraries, and numerous ARL member libraries contributed to this scholarship fund. Many thanks to these organizations and libraries for their generous support.

Recipients of the NDLC ‘16 travel awards are:

  • Desiree Alaniz, student at Simmons College
  • Jennifer Wilhelm Bayer, adult reference librarian at Larry J. Ringer Library, Bryan & College Station Public Library System
  • Anastasia M. Collins, interim reference librarian at Simmons College
  • Fobazi M. Ettarh, resident librarian at Temple University
  • Joyce Gabiola, doctoral student at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Javier Sepulveda Garibay, associate librarian of Spanish services at Inglewood Public Library
  • Christina Heinrich, project assistant at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine–Greater Midwest Region, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Sara Howard, reference and instruction librarian at Wesleyan University
  • Jessica Humphries, MLIS student at University of Washington iSchool
  • Don P. Jason III, clinical informationist at University of Cincinnati
  • Sunny Kim, MLIS student at University of Washington iSchool
  • Elizabeth Lieutenant, graduate research fellow at University of Michigan, School of Information
  • George Martinez, diversity residency librarian at University of Louisville
  • Trent McLees, MSLS student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Alexsandra M. Mitchell, reference librarian and archivist at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
  • Jennifer L. Pate, student at the University of Alabama, School of Library & Information Studies
  • Lori Petrozzello, coordinator of circulation and reserves at Montclair State University
  • Rebecca Plock, technical services librarian at Ursuline College, Ralph M. Besse Library
  • Renato Rodriguez, digital resources librarian at San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Faith Rusk, recent graduate from University of Maryland
  • Maria Sanchez-Tucker, manager of special collections and museum services at Pueblo City-County Library District
  • Edwin Schenk, student at St. Catherine University
  • Carina L. Silva, library assistant III at University of California, San Diego
  • Annie W. Tang, processing archivist at Johns Hopkins University
  • Yayo Umetsubo, liaison librarian for arts and social sciences, education, and Unama’ki College at Cape Breton University
  • Rachel E. Winston, black diaspora archivist at University of Texas at Austin

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.