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2014 Ellis Mount Scholarship Winners

2014 Ellis Mount Scholarship Winners

from Eric Dillalogue, Scholarship Committee Chair

After a careful review of the many outstanding applications, the SLA NY Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 Ellis Mount Scholarship recipients:

Sarah Davis – Pratt Institute 

Sarah is the SLA Student Chapter President at Pratt Institute, where she is studying for a Masters   in Library and Information Science. Elected by her peers to be President, Sarah planned the annual SLA@Pratt Skill Share event that invites experts in the library and information science field for panel discussions and student mentoring. Her volunteer work with SLA NY includes assisting with registration   at the annual holiday party, working with the planning committee of the SLA NY Conference & Expo, and coordinating the Student Swing. She feels that the Ellis Mount Scholarship will allow her to “positively   contribute” to both SLA and Pratt.

Sarah is concurrently pursuing a Masters in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. She is   currently working on a number of projects: as an Audio Archives Intern at WNYC Public Radio, as a   graduate assistant for Dr. Debbie Rabina (Pratt) assisting with the Visual First Amendment Project, and   as a contributor to the online publication Wheelhouse Review.

 

Rina Krautwirth – Queens College

Rina is pursuing her Master of Library Science degree at Queens College. She possesses a M.A. in Jewish History from Yeshiva University and a B.A. in Biology from Barnard College. Her education background is reflected in her work experience: she is the Circulation Desk Supervisor at the Jewish Theological Seminary and a volunteer at Columbia University Medical Center. Rina’s goal is to work for an academic library, noting “the vast amount of information available today necessitates a librarian who has the training to navigate that expanse of knowledge and to provide the appropriate resources to the patrons.” She says that the Ellis Mount Scholarship will greatly assist her in completing her library science program in 2015.

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