The SLA/PAM Professional Development Committee and IOP Publishing, Inc. are pleased to announce the 2012 PAM Travel Stipend winners:
Elizabeth Cheney graduated from the UCLA MLIS program in 2011 and began working at the UCLA Science and Engineering Library in the same year. She acts as the library liaison to the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
John Kromer is the Physical Sciences Librarian at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he is the liaison to the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Statistics. Before beginning this position in February, he earned his MS in Chemistry (2010) and MA in Library and Information Studies (2011) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of libraries, John enjoys trivia, bicycling, reading, and television.
Laurie Hunter is the Physical Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and previously served as Reference Librarian at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She began her current position in December 2011 after obtaining her MSLS from UNC-CH in May 2011. During her time at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-CH, she was an intern at Meredith College and the Environmental Protection Agency library at Research Triangle Park, NC. Her undergraduate studies are in Computer Science and Mathematics and she hopes to use that knowledge to assist patrons in the physical sciences at UNC-CH.
Rebeca Befus is the Mathematics Librarian and part of the Information Literacy unit at Michigan State University. Previously she worked as a First-Year Experience and Science Librarian at Wayne State University. She has written and presented on topics including First-Year Experience, information literacy instruction, and design/development of online tutorials. Her interests include instructional design, online teaching and learning, and instruction in the sciences. She received her MSLIS from Syracuse University and is expecting a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University.
We will present the winners with awards and $1,000 checks to support their attendance at the 2012 SLA Annual Conference in Chicago. The presentation will take place during the SLA PAM Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, held Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The location is being determined and will be listed in the final conference program (http://sla2012.sched.org/).
Congratulations Elizabeth, John, Laurie and Rebeca!
Selection Committee Members:
Sharice Collins, Vice President, Marketing, IOP Publishing, Inc.
Nisa Bakkalbasi, PAM Chair
Ruth Kneale, Past PAM Chair
Nedelina Tchangalova, PAM Professional Development Chair