Rebecca Miller, a first-year library science student at the School of Information and Library Science, has won the 2006 Baker & Taylor award. The award covers housing, food and instruction at Oxford University in Oxford, England May 14 to 27.
"I am thrilled to receive the opportunity to study at Oxford," said Miller. "My biggest regret about my undergraduate career was that I didn't take advantage of study abroad opportunities. I'm really glad I'm getting this chance to do some academic work internationally. Of course, I'm also really excited to study at such a wonderful and prestigious institution, and to meet other people that are part of an international library community."
Baker & Taylor is the leading worldwide distributor of books, video, music and games. It has funded the award every year since 1998.
The seminar, “Libraries and Librarianship: Past, Present and Future,” runs May 14-27 and is co-sponsored by SILS and Oxford's Department of Continuing Education. For an extra $200, students may take the seminar for three academic credit hours.
Begun in 1992, the seminar is open to all library and information science professionals and graduate students and offers lectures and tours of the Bodleian Library, The British Library and the Botanical Gardens. This summer's seminar will be led by faculty adviser Dr. Deborah Barreau.
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