Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beyond the Bell(s)

Be sure to check out (and bookmark!) the great new blog from the Philadelphia Hospitality Committee, Beyond the Bell(s)! "Every week we will update readers on some of the best local restaurants, cafes, museums and destinations in the Philadelphia region. We have tasked ourselves to think beyond the typical tourist destinations. You all know about the historic Liberty Bell and the wonderful Franklin Institute. Here you will learn about where to get the best Philly Cheesesteak (and how to order!), where to catch a baseball game (besides Citizens Bank Park), and how to get around like a local."

Thanks so much to Peggy, Lauren, Louise and Sharice - what a great way to share the skinny on Philly!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 PAM Travel Stipend Winners!

IOP Publishing, a generous and long-time supporter of libraries and librarians, has provided PAM with funding for four $1,000 stipends to help defray the costs of traveling to the 2011 SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Qualifying applicants had to be recent graduates of a library science graduate program, in their first three years of professional librarianship, employed by a physical sciences library or as a subject specialist for one or more of the PAM disciplines, and first-time attendees of the SLA Annual Conference as a professional librarian. For more information, please visit click here.

We would like to thank all of the new librarians who applied for this stipend. We appreciate the time and effort you put into your application letters and we look forward to welcoming you into the PAM Division.  Below are listed the stipend winners.

MargaretLam_picture_FINALMargaret Lam is the physical sciences liaison librarian at Fenwick Library, George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She received an MLS degree from Queens College, CUNY in Flushing, NY and graduated with a MA degree in Chemistry from the same college.

Lehman_Kathleen_FINAL Kathleen Lehman is the head of the Physics Library at University of Arkansas.  Her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee followed an MAT in multidisciplinary education from Webster University in St. Louis and a BA in physics and astronomy from the University of Iowa.

Nesbitt_picture_FINALAndrea Miller-Nesbitt graduated from McGill University’s MLIS program.  She began working at McGill’s Schulich Library of Science and Engineering shortly thereafter as a liaison librarian for the School of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Vu_Catherine_FINAL Catherine Vu is the science librarian at California State University, Fullerton and is responsible for providing reference and bibliographic instruction. She received an MLIS degree from San Jose State University and graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in Chemistry from University of San Francisco.

If you have the opportunity, please introduce yourself to Margaret, Kathleen, Andrea, and Catherine at the June conference.  Help them feel at home in our division, which as we all know is a very special part of SLA.

The PAM Division is deeply grateful to IOP Publishing for their continued involvement with and support of librarians at the SLA conference, and most especially for their generous commitment to the professional development of young science librarians.  Three cheers for IOP Publishing!

Selection Committee Members:
Sharice Collins, Vice President, Marketing, IOP Publishing, Inc.
Ruth Kneale, PAM Chair
Nedelina Tchangalova, PAM Professional Development Chair

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