Amy Cheney, a 2002 SLIS graduate, is one of 10 winners of the inaugural “I Love My Librarian!” award presented by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Times, and the American Library Association. More than 3,200 librarians nationwide were nominated for the $5,000 cash prize, given in recognition of the librarians’ commitment and service to their communities and schools.
Jason Beatrice Lee, a 2008 SLIS graduate, has been named the first ever OCLC Minority Librarian Fellow. As part of the year-long paid program, Lee will work in three major divisions of the world’s largest library cooperative: member services, research, and digital collection services. Her initial three-month assignment to member services includes orientation to the OCLC member community and assistance with governance projects. She will also participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program, a 30-day program that includes career development and continuing education for library professionals from developing economies.