ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition in Orlando:
Tim Berge, West Virginia University
Tim Berge is the Science Librarian at West Virginia University. He received his MLS from Indiana University. Prior to his current position worked as the First Year Experience Librarian at SUNY Oswego. He grew up in Idaho and likes running long distances.
Emily Hart, Syracuse University
Emily Hart is the Science and Engineering Librarian at Syracuse University. She is a liaison librarian serving 10 STEM-related departments, including Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Forensic Science. Hart completed her B.A. in English with a minor in Education at St. Bonaventure University, and her M.L.S. and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Technology at the University at Buffalo. Hart has specialized in supporting science research for over 10 years. She is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education. She has presented at local and national conferences, most recently on topics related to assessment and STEM graduate programming and outreach. Her research interests include assessment, scholarly communications, graduate student outreach, instruction, and emerging technologies.
Kirsty Thomson, Heriot-Watt University
Kirsty Thomson is the Academic Support and Liaison Librarian for Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. She is also the librarian for Heriot-Watt’s campus in the Orkney Isles, off the northern tip of Scotland.
Thomson has been working at Heriot-Watt for seven years, and prior to this she worked at the University of the West of Scotland, and at the University of Stirling. She did her librarianship qualification at Robert Gordon University and has an undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh.
Thomson is a chartered librarian and volunteers as a mentor for candidates going through the CILIP Chartership process. Her professional interests include support for distance learners, student inductions, and methods for making information literacy instruction more fun.
All three winners of this meeting’s grants will be sharing their experiences from the Spring 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 to be held in Fall 2019 in San Diego.