Marjorie Clelland Scholarship 2012
Brenda Butler (on the left in the above photo) is currently working as a library assistant at the Veterinary Medicine Library. About receiving the Marjorie Clelland Scholarship, Brenda writes:
“I am thrilled to be awarded the 2012 Marjorie Clelland Scholarship, and to be able to attend the Canadian Library Association’s annual conference in Ottawa at the end of May. This conference will be an asset to me professionally and, I believe, to the library as I implement and share what I have learned from this conference. I believe I will gain from sessions on information services which will help me to remain current in our ever-changing world of technology. Attendance at the conference will also be of benefit to me personally as I will have the chance to meet other library professionals; in sharing our varied experiences we could learn from each other.”
Brenda will share the knowledge she gleans from the conference and through networking with interested staff by posting a blog complete with entries before, during and post conference with a synopsis of the plenary sessions and breakout sessions she attends.
Information about the Marjorie Clelland Scholarship is available at http://library.usask.ca/info/initiatives/2009ClellandScholarship.php. Information about the Canadian Library Association conference is available at http://www.cla.ca/conference/2012/
WILU 2012 Conference Attendance Fund
Tasha Maddison (on the right in the above photo) has been the branch supervisor for the Engineering and Veterinary Medicine Libraries for almost 2 years. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Drama. In May, she will complete a Masters in Library and Information Science through an online program offered by Wayne State University.
Tasha had the good fortune to attend the WILU conference in Regina last spring; so when the opportunity to receive funding for the conference held in Edmonton this year arose, she eagerly submitted her application. This conference will provide her with an opportunity to network with librarians from across the country and submerge herself in the latest technology and classroom techniques that enable successful and effective information literacy instruction. She looks forward to sharing her experiences with library staff through her blog at http://whatilearnedinlibraryschooltoday.blogspot.ca/search/label/WILU.
“The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) is an annual conference that highlights the latest the research, education, and innovations in the areas of information literacy, library instruction, and research skills” (http://sites.macewan.ca/wilu2012/about-2/).