On behalf of the ALAO Diversity Committee, co-chairs Yuimi Hlasten and Bree Miller are pleased to announce that the 2017 ALAO Diversity Scholarship recipient is Zhiyan Chen of Kent State University. Ms. Hlasten presented the scholarship certificate to Ms. Chen during the 2017 Annual Conference.
Ms. Chen is completing her Master of Library and Information Science at Kent State this semester and has been admitted to a Ph.D. program in Library Science at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
While at Kent State, Ms. Chen worked as a Student Assistant Supervisor, where she enjoyed helping patrons with both technical and non-technical questions. She previously attended Cleveland State University and worked as a metadata assistant at the Michael Schwartz Library, assisting with data clean-up, researching software and databases, and handling archive materials.
Applicant information for next year’s annual Diversity Scholarship, which will be awarded to a student attending courses in a graduate program in library science in the Autumn Semester of 2018, will be shared in January.
-Yuimi Hlasten, The Ohio State University, Diversity Committee Co-Chair-Bree Miller, Columbus State Community College, Diversity Committee Co-Chair