Holly Gale Wins SLA Scholarship

By , May 27, 2010 2:00 pm

by Robyn Hagle

Please join me in extending a big congratulations to LLOPS’ own Holly Gale. Holly recently won a SLA Scholarship for graduate study in librarianship leading to a master’s degree at a recognized school of library or information science. The competition was fierce (up to 3 awards are given annually) and this is a huge win for Holly and for LLOPS!

For the past two years, Holly has served as the LLOPS liaison to the University of Washington Information School. In this role, Holly acts as an ambassador for LLOPS, encouraging fellow library students to consider special librarianship and advertising and promoting LLOPS events. Holly has served in this role with aplomb and a demonstrated commitment to the profession, going above and beyond the expected responsibilities by independently organizing library tours and social events involving LLOPS members and library students.

Holly has also served as a two-year member of the LLOPS Professional Development Committee, contributing to the organization and promotion of our all-day workshop for LLOPS members every spring. To this committee, Holly brings enthusiasm, creativity, and a talent for suggesting hot topics for discussion. In fact, LLOPS won the 2009 AALL Chapter Professional Development Award in part because of Holly’s knack for brainstorming current and engaging workshop topics.

Shortly after joining LLOPS, Holly volunteered to develop a quarterly column for LLOPSCited. The result was the inventive and fun “Name that LLOPSter”, in which Holly gave clues to the identity of a LLOPS member and asked readers to guess his or her identity. In addition to her work with LLOPS, Holly is also involved in our local SLA chapter, including serving as the current President of the University of Washington SLA student chapter.

Holly is very deserving of this scholarship and LLOPS is lucky to count her as a member! Best of luck to Holly as she finishes library school and settles into her new position as a Librarian at Miller Nash.

5 Responses to “Holly Gale Wins SLA Scholarship”

  1. Kristine says:

    Way to go, Holly! Congratulations!

  2. Erin Hoffrance says:

    Speech, speech!

    Congrats Holly!!

  3. Jennifer Hill says:

    Woo hoo!! Love & light!

  4. cindy says:

    holly is amazing, congratulations!

  5. Philippe C. says:

    That is awesome and well-earned!

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