Cristina D. Ramirez (MSLS 2005) has been awarded the Beta Phi Mu Harold Lancour Scholarship for Foreign Study. She was also elected to ALA Council as ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2007-2010, and is about to complete the Leadership Metro Richmond, Leadership Quest Program, Theme: “Passion for Community” and will begin the LAMA (Library Administration and Management Association) Mentoring for Leadership Program.
Sabrina Pacifici (MSLS 1982), editor of the monthly online journal LLRX, and the daily weblog beSpacific, received the Special Libraries Association’s J.J. Keller Innovation in Technology Award, which is granted to an SLA member in good standing for innovative use and application of technology in a special library setting.
Carl Keehn (MSLS 1976) has been appointed Regional Librarian for the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Raleigh, North Carolina, effective June 16, 2008. From June 2007 to the present appointment, he had served as the Assistant Regional Librarian.
Bruce Rosenstein (MSLS 1987) authored an article in the Special Library Association’s June 2008 issue of “Information Outlook,” (Vol. 12, no. 6) called “Virtual SLA: Conference Experience in the Classroom.” Bruce is a reference librarian at USA Today and an adjunct professor at CUA’s School of Library and Information Science. Bruce also has a review of “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need”, by Daniel H. Pink, art by Rob Ten Pas, in the June 30, 2008 USA Today, available at: http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/reviews/2008-06-29-johnny-bunko-manga_N.htm
“A Legal Miscellanea,” the newsletter for the Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library of the George Washington University (GWU) Law School, which is edited by Jennie Carper Meade (MSLS 1988), is the 2008 winner of the American Association of Law Libraries/West-Thomson Excellence in Marketing Award in the Best Newsletter category. Jennie Meade is Director of Special Collections at the GWU Jacob Burns Law Library.