Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Raish for receiving the 18th Distance Library Services Conference Award!
Dr. Raish is the Online Learning Librarian for Penn State University. In this role, she serves the World Campus students population and helps the library to think strategically about how to embrace their role in the online environment. She strongly follows the belief of equivalent access as espoused in the ACRL Distance Learning Standards. Before assuming this position, she was a graduate assistant within the library while a Ph.D. student in Learning, Design, and Technology. She specializes in digital badges and virtual simulations. In addition to her PhD, she has an MAT from The University of Southern California and a BS in Biology from Mercyhurst College.
Dr. Raish will be presenting, "Library Connection: Making Online Students Feel At-Home in the Library," at the conference.
As the recipient of the Conference Award, Dr. Raish will receive:
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:
Previous award recipients:
2016: Andrea Hebert, Louisiana State University
2014: Michelle Keba, Nova Southeastern University
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