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Travel Award Recipients Selected for Library Assessment Conference 2016

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The Association of Research Libraries and the conference planning committee have awarded 10 outstanding individuals travel awards to attend the 2016 Library Assessment Conference in Arlington, Virginia, on October 31–November 2.

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 sixth Library Assessment Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries.

The 2016 Library Assessment Conference Travel Award recipients are:

Kawanna M. Bright, PhD Student in Research Methods & Statistics and Graduate Assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Denver

Enrique Caboverde III, Master of Library and Information Science Student, Kent State University, and Library Associate, Technical Services, Florida International University

Richard M. Cho, Master of Library and Information Science Student and Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles

Hoan-Vu Do, Master of Archives and Records Administration Student, San José State University, and Web Librarian, San Diego Public Library

Linda Aurora Garcia, Access Services Specialist, University of Washington

Jennifer H. Gibson, Reference Librarian, Jefferson College

Vanissa Gosserand, Reference/User Services Librarian, Southern University and A&M College

Don P. Jason III, Clinical Informationist/Assistant Librarian, University of Cincinnati

Genny Jon, Science Librarian, York University

Sofia Leung, Learning Studio Librarian, University of Kansas

The awardees were selected by a committee composed of members of the ARL Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the ARL Assessment Committee, and the Library Assessment Conference Planning Committee.

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/.

About the University of Washington Libraries

The University of Washington (UW) Libraries, located in Seattle, is the largest library in the Pacific Northwest. The UW Libraries is well-known for its innovative programs and services in assessment, organizational development, user spaces, and institutional collaboration. Its print and digital collections support world-class research and scholarship in such areas as health sciences, environmental sciences, area and language studies, and the Pacific Northwest. UW Libraries is on the web at http://www.lib.washington.edu/.

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