Meet the Recipients of the Fall 2018 ACS Publications Travel Grant!

ACS Publications and the Award Committee have selected the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, August 19-23, 2018.

Linda Humphreys, University of Bath (U.K.)

Linda Humphreys is Science Faculty Librarian at University of Bath, U.K.  She has been a chemistry librarian for 30 years and during that time has built up a wealth of knowledge of chemical information sources and experience in supporting chemistry undergraduates and researchers.  She is currently working on a project to implement LibGuides at the University of Bath Library.

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Kelsey Jordan, Georgia State University

Kelsey Jordan is a science librarian at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, where she works primarily with the departments of Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Sciences. She came to science librarianship after earning her M.S. in Biomedical Visualization in 2016 and is currently working on a second master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Jordan enjoys the combination of teaching, service, and research work that academic librarianship requires, and she collaborates closely with several of the university’s undergraduate chemistry classes to help students advance their information literacy and writing skills. Due to her background in science visualization, she has a special interest in helping students maximize their communication potential through presentation design, and loves to apply her creative energy to the occasional library design project. Follow her on Twitter.

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Alyssa Rozendaal, Indiana University

Alyssa Rozendaal is currently a graduate student at Indiana University where she works as a Graduate Assistant in the Sciences Library.  She will graduate with her MLS in May of 2019 and hopes to find a career that will allow her to focus on serving the scientific community.  She earned a BS in Biochemistry from Colorado School of Mines in 2017 and is currently interested in studying the efficacy of digital repositories and open access journals.

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Lieselot Verryckt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Lieselot Verryckt is an information specialist at the Central Library of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. She has worked there for five years, supporting the faculty of the Departments of Science and Bioengineering, and the faculty of the Department of Engineering. She has a strong interest in information literacy and she currently focuses on the dissemination of information literacy education via massive open online courses.

Verryckt obtained her degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 2010. Before joining VUB, she worked for the libraries of the European Space Agency. She is an active member of the Belgian librarian organization VVBAD and represents her university in the collective conservation project for paper journals in bioengineering. Follow her on Twitter.

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The winners will be sharing their experiences from the 256th ACS National Meeting in future ACS Axial articles.

ACS Publications would like to thank the members of the Award Committee and want to thank everyone who applied for the travel grant. We encourage all librarians and students to keep their eyes open for a call for applications for the next ACS National Meeting, Spring 2019 in Orlando.

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