16th Distance Library Services Conference: Conference Award

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January 8, 2014 Registration opens
April 9, 2014 Registration closes
April 23, 2014 Conference begins

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DLS Conference Award

Congratulations to Michelle Keba, the 2014 Conference Award winner! 

Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to becoming a librarian, she taught 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts in South Texas. She currently serves as a Distance and Instructional Services Librarian in the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University and blogs occasionally at http://librarianfromadistance.blogspot.com.

Michelle and her colleagues, Jamie Segno and Michael Schofield, will be presenting, “Making it work: Creating a student-friendly repository for instructional library videos.”

The Conference Award is a way to encourage participation by and increase networking opportunities for professionals new to the field of distance librarianship. To be eligible for the award, an applicant must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be a first-time attendee of the Distance Library Services Conference;
  • Be either a graduate library science student interested in distance education or a professional librarian who has spent fewer than two years working primarily with off-campus and/or online students and faculty; and
  • Have a proposal accepted as a paper presentation at the upcoming Distance Library Services Conference.

As the recipient of the Conference Award, Michelle will receive:

  • Complimentary conference registration
  • $599 stipend for travel and lodging expenses
  • Special mention in the conference program
  • Membership on the Program Advisory Board for the next conference

Previous award winners:

2012 Amy Hofer (Portland State University)
2010 Mark-Shane Scale (University of the West Indies)
2008 Paul Betty (Regis University)
Susan Shepley (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology)
2006 Dan Lawrence (Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education)

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