Awards and a New Job

With this past semester, I was honored to receive a few awards and new position at the Kinsey Institute.

First, as I had mentioned before I was selected via essay contest to participate in the Student-to-Staff internship for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL this upcoming June. 

I also received two travel awards to Seattle, WA to attend the 2016 ARLIS/NA + VRA joint conference, in March. I received the New Horizons Student Award from the Visual Resources Association Foundation and the William C. Bunce Award, which was given by the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter. I am so thankful that I was able to be honored with these awards! 

I won’t be going alone either! My peer, Andrew Wang, who is currently the president of the Society of Art Librarianship Students, was granted the Student Diversity Travel Award through ARLIS/NA. I am so glad that he was able to receive that award!

I am so stoked to travel with great people to an awesome function where I hope to learn new and amazing things.

As for the Kinsey Institute, I was recommended to the Head Librarian, Liana Zhou, to fulfill the role of the catalog specialist. So, I am currently a Graduate Assistant at the Kinsey Institute Library. I am responsible for managing the catalog of materials, performing original and copy cataloging. Inputing data about materials into electronic catalog to ensure users can locate books, serials, films, and other documents.