Scholarship Recipients

As a part of our IMLS funding, we have been able to offer 14 scholarships for current participants to attend conferences related to their library work and their work in the D4L program. The scholarships range from $250-$1000, and were awarded to participants in both Cohort 1 and Cohort 2. We’re very pleased to announce our scholarship recipients! The list of recipients follows, followed by the name of the conference they will attend. All recipients will be reporting back, providing guest posts for this blog to share their experiences so everyone in the program (and beyond) can benefit from their experience. Congratulations to all!

  • Amy Bessin (LOEX)
  • Ashley Middleton (Distance Teaching & Learning Conference)
  • Bethany McGowan (2016 Women, Information, and Libraries SIG UnConference)
  • Jennifer DeVito (2016 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference (Connecticut Library Association))
  • Jennifer Shimada (ALA Annual)
  • Jessica Hadley (New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference)
  • Julie M. Niederhauser (American Library Association)
  • Kathy Smith (American Library Association)
  • Kelly Durkin (Library Instruction West)
  • Lori Special (DPLAfest)
  • Mia Breitkopf (17th Distance Library Services Conference)
  • Ophelia Morey (Distance Teaching & Learning Conference)
  • Peg Elliott (PLA)
  • Tara Malone  (Medical Library Association, South Central Chapter)

About Arden Kirkland

Arden Kirkland is an independent digital librarian, providing consulting services for digital collections and online learning. Her years of work in higher education have included a focus on students’ active participation in the construction of multimedia digital collections. Other recent projects include,, and work on the Capability Maturity Model for Research Data Management. Find out more about her work at
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