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Ashanti White was awarded the 2010 EJ Josey Scholarship

Ashanti White, a first year MLIS student and ACE scholar, was awarded the 2010 EJ Josey Scholarship presented by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA).

Commemorating the 2009 death of Josey, BCALA founder and civil rights activist, this year’s essays focused on the pioneer’s life. The competition included twenty-eight applicants, but only two awards were presented. Although highlighting Josey’s tremendous accomplishments, which included authoring the resolution that led to the integration of the library associations of several Southern states, Ashanti presented a reimagining of Josey, noting how astoundingly different libraries and universities in the United States would be had he never acted on his impassioned desire for equal rights and intellectual liberties.

Click here for the award winning essay


Written by Ting Li

January 25, 2010 at 1:45 am

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Nancy Poole Wins RBS Scholarship

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Last week, Nancy Poole, a second year MLIS student, was named as one of the recipients for a scholarship to the Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia.

Nancy discovered Medieval illuminated Haggadot, orders of service for the Pesach (Passover) holiday, in her LIS History of the Book (HOB) course, taken in Spring 2008.  “One of my first classes here,” she said.  Nancy had been learning to read Hebrew, so she opted do a comparison of two Haggadot originating from different geographical areas in the 14th century, as a project for HOB.  That led to a practicum at Duke University’s Perkins Library over the summer where Nancy collected metadata on Medieval Latin and Hebrew manuscripts, as well as 17th century English court documents. “ It was helpful to have had four years of Latin and I loved the work,” she laughed, “but I’m afraid I became obsessed with illuminated manuscripts. As a result, Professors Joe Rosenblum and Bill Finley suggested that I look into RBS.” There, world-renowned scholars teach courses in codicology, Latin paleography, illumination, bookmaking and binding methods, and many other areas. There are a limited number of scholarships available annually: each is good for one course offered in either of the next two years following the award.

Nancy hopes to study either codiology or Latin paleography.

Written by Sup

October 19, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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Welcome, 2009 ACE Scholars

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UNCG is proud to welcome the first cohort of ACE Scholars within the Department of Library and Information Studies. With the goal of increasing the number of culturally diverse librarians in adademic libraries, UNCG instituted the Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program in 2009. Using a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, we have recruited twelve students from under represented communities into a two-year MLIS degree program.

Meet the 2009 ACE Scholars cohort.

Written by Sup

September 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm