Awards and Scholarships

Michael Carroll Awarded 2020 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Michael Carroll has been selected to receive the 2020 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor.

This scholarship is for master’s level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library Association. Criteria for the Scholarship includes previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology.

The Larew Scholarship Committee was impressed by what Michael has already accomplished and look forward to seeing what he will accomplish after graduation in 2021. Michael has already shown a strong interest in digitization projects. He currently manages a team of students working with digitization. Previously, he has scanned and cataloged many collections. He has also assisted the Presbyterian Historical Society in creating sustainable processes for digitization. Michael has also shown his willingness and ability to work with a wide variety of projects and technologies that span both technical and non-technical including working with content management systems and mold remediation. 

When notified he had won, Carroll said, “I graciously accept this honor and look forward to the opportunities it will make possible in my developing career.”

Members of the 2020 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship Committee are: Dale Poulter (Chair), Christopher Lawton (Past Chair), Julia Bauder, Faye Mazzia, and Harriet Wintermute.

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