Mary Wilkins Jordan, a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned top honors at the University's Third Annual University Research Day on March 6.
The poster Wilkins Jordan presented at the event, "What the Heck are we Supposed to Know? Competency Development for Public Librarians," won the Best Overall and Innovative Research awards.
University Research Day is an event that gathers graduate students from across UNC at Chapel Hill in the University's student union and lets them present their research – in the form of posters and papers – to the University community. Awards are given to participants in several categories, including Best Overall, Innovative Research, Best Poster and Best Presentation.
Wilkins Jordan and other University Research Day honorees will be recognized at the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration April 9.
Several other members of the SILS community also took part in the research day. Ph.D. student Terrell Russell presented his poster, "claimID.com – Self-Representation via Controlled Online Identity." Assistant professor Diane Kelly, associate professor Mark Winston, student services manager Lara Bailey and student services assistant manager Meg McKee were among the approximately 25 judges at the event.