Call Number, Volume 70, Number 2, Fall 2011 Page: 19
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Editor Margaret Irby Nichols at nichols2514@
The 2012 LIS study abroad program will take
place in Russia. From May 14 through June 4,
students will optimize library automation systems
in the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. They
will fly to Helsinki, Finland on May 13 and then
on to Moscow. In addition to implementing the
projects, they will tour Moscow and surrounding
area, visit St. Petersburg and tour the Hermitage,
and spend a weekend in Helsinki.
James Alexander, an LS student, lost his home
to the fires in Bastrop County TX this summer.
Christine Carter was
New Librarian award
Round Table of TLA.
given the Outstanding
by the New Members
Angel Durr and Arletha Ford each received
student scholarships from the Texas Library
Association Black Caucus.
Toby Faber, COI academic councilor, who
handled the LIS recruiting booth at the Idaho
Library Association the weekend of October
7-8, 2011, had an opportunity to visit and advise
various students in the SWIM cohort who were
present at the conference. The group included:
Kate Baker, Coleen Bonnell, Kristi Brumley,
Megan Egbert, Sonja Humphries, Thomas Ivie,
Kathleen Lambert, Erica Littlefield, Teresa
Lucas, Gena Marker, Fiona May, Jill Mitchell,
Beth Swenson, andJessica Tueller.
Farrah Lokey served as the on-site coordinator
for volunteers to meet and greet guests of the
Texas debut of the Places and Spaces Exhibit,
which opened at Discovery Park on September
30, 2010. See pgs. 12-13 for exhibit information.
Maria Ornes with President Obama
Maria Ornes, a student in the U.S. Affiliated
Pacific Islands Cohort, (LEAP), who is a science
teacher at Marianas High School, Northern
Mariana Islands, was
named a 2010 National
Teacher of the Year by
the Council of Chief
State School Officers
(CCSSO). The program
focuses on bringing
public attention to
teaching excellence. The
hosts a special day-
long workshop in New Gayle Prybutok
York City for each
year's honorees. During
the 2010 workshop,
President Obama hosted li
a dinner for the Teachers
of the Year. !
LIS students Gayle
Prybutok and Rayne
Vieger have been chosen
to serve on the Discovery
Park Advisory Board.
Celina Williams, a
student in the UNT/
Virginia Program, has
been awarded the UNT
Beta Pi Mu Scholarship.
She is employed at the
wealth Libraries in
Special Collections and
The April issue of the Idaho Librarian is filled
with articles and reviews by students in the UNT
COI SWIM cohort.: Kristine Brumley, Megan
Egbert, Tom Ivie, Erica Littlefield, Bev McKay,
Gena Marker, Fiona May, Jill Mitchell, Holly
Mortimer, and Lizzy Walker.
Tekeisha Zimmerman, LT ATTD PhD
student, has been hired as the Training Director
for Ascension Capital Group (ACG) in Arlington
TX. ACG is the industry leader in providing
bankruptcy processing services for some of the
country's largest banks and financial institutions.
In this role, Tekeisha will be responsible for
creating, coordinating, and facilitating training
initiatives across all stages of support for 3000
ACG employees located in the United States and
Elvis Zodiacal, who is a faculty member in the
Social Sciences Department of the American
Samoa Community College (ASCC), has been
accepted into Library Education for the U.S.-
Affiliated Pacific (LEAP) consortia. He will retain
his position at ASCC
while participating in
the long-distance learn- nt
ing program working C
toward the MS in
Library Science in the
LEAP cohort. Elvis
holds the BS from the t
University of Guam and
the MA from San Diego
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Those who received the 2011 Library Student
Outreach Award that provide funding to attend
and participate in National Network of Libraries
of Medicine, South Central Region activities
er at the South Central Chapter of the Medical
Libraries Association meeting in May 2011 in
Baton Rouge, LA include: Misou DeWeese,
Donna Elich, Claire Gonzales, Caroline Griffin,
Bette McDowell, Maryam Salehezadeh, and
Porcia Vaughn. Those who received the award
in 2010 include: Sharon Lee, Joyce McFadden,
Andrea Spencer, Jennifer Strayhorn, and Joy
Yeh. Only ten awards are given each year; UNT
students received seven of the awards in 2011 and
- five of the awards in 2010.
Job seekers: we must constantly sell ourselves
when seeking employment.
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