Thanks to all who applied! Congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners!

Student Scholarships

broomfieldChristina Broomfield is is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation at Syracuse University. Christina is the Technology and Training Librarian at the Rochester Regional Library Council and a Circulation Supervisor at St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Art History from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She can be found on LinkedIn, and on Twitter @tmbroomfield.

Amanda Gantchev is a first semester MLIS student at Wayne Amanda GantchevState University’s (WSU) School of Library and Information Science in Detroit. She is specializing in academic libraries and user experience, and currently serving as President of WSU’s ALA Student Chapter. Before beginning her graduate studies, she completed a year of national service as an AmeriCorps member and was appointed to Michigan’s LeaderCorps.


Paul Sager earned a Ph.D. in History and French Studies from New York University in 2013 and will complete an MLIS at Long Island University in December 2015. He is currently an adjunct reference and instruction librarian at Empire State College’s Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies. His LIS interests include the unfolding role of the ACRL Framework in information literacy education as well as the effect of the digital divide in higher education on scholarly communication. He is conducting research on the effect of mass digitization on historians’ research practices.

Sistrunk_photoHannah Sistrunk is currently pursuing an MSLIS at the Pratt Institute School of Information. With a background in professional archaeology, her interests include cultural heritage preservation and access, digital archives, and community engagement through archival collections. Hannah holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Find her on LinkedIn.

Early Career Librarian Scholarship

Adam Mizelle photoMizelle holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Library and Information Science.  He is Humanities Librarian at Widener University in Chester, PA.  Before working in libraries he worked as an organizer, bass guitar player, and union shop steward. Find him on LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Veteran Librarian Scholarship

Antonia Olivas received her master’s in Information Resources & Library Science from the University of Arizona in 2003 where she was proud to be a part of the first cohort of Knowledge River graduates and a Spectrum scholar.  She earned her doctorate from the joint doctoral program of CSU San Marcos (CSUSM) and UC San Diego in 2014, and her research focus is on the motivation to lead of underrepresented minority academic librarians and social justice and equity in academic libraries.  She has been an academic librarian for over 12 years but has worked in both public and academic libraries for over 20 years.  Dr. Olivas is currently the Education & Spanish Librarian at CSUSM where her responsibilities include providing information literacy to undergraduate and graduate students, providing research help to all CSUSM community members, and collection development for her subject areas as well as the Barahona Collection of Books in Spanish for Children and the Virginia Hansen Curriculum Collection for K-12 teachers.



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