The results are in and we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 NE-ASIS&T Annual Travel Awards! This year’s ASIS&T Annual theme is Diversity of Engagement: Connecting People and Information in the Physical and Virtual Worlds and it will be held in Washington, DC, October 27-November 1, 2017.
In the category of Student, we would like to congratulate Sylmarí Burgos, PhD student at Simmons College! Sylmarí’s research aligns closely with this year’s ASIS&T theme, centering on library services and information behaviors from diverse and underserved populations. Sylmarí looks forward to meeting professionals with similar interests and discussing emerging research on the digital divide and the engagement of people who do not have access to technology.
In the category of Professional, we would like to congratulate William Lundmark of Worcester State University! William is the Electronic Resources Manager for Worcester State University; William has been making a huge impact on e-resources in the short amount of time he has been at WSU and his momentum won’t be stopping any time soon. At the conference, he hopes to learn more about best practices for improving information access.
A special thanks goes out to the team of volunteers who read through the essays for this year’s award. They are:
Lousia Choy, Wheelock College (NEASIS&T Program Committee Co-Chair)
Annie Erdmann, Nebraska Wesleyan University (NEASIS&T Membership Chair)
Kyong Eun Oh, Simmons College
Regina Raboin, UMass Medical
Anna Newman, Boston University
Olimpia Estela Caceres-Brown, MIT
To Sylmari and William, congratulations and enjoy the ASIS&T Annual Conference!