Baker & Taylor Scholarship goes to Michael Rooney

Release date: 
March 24, 2008

Photo of Michael RooneyMichael Rooney, a first-year Master's of library science student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been chosen to receive the Baker & Taylor Scholarship.

The scholarship covers the registration costs for one SILS student per year attending the SILS/Oxford Bodleian Summer Seminar in Oxford, England. Baker & Taylor, a leading worldwide distributor of books, video, music and games, has funded the scholarship since 1998.

"I don't think I could be more excited to receive the award," said Rooney. "I've not had much of a chance to travel abroad. The fact that I can go to England, learn and get credit towards my degree is an awesome opportunity," he added.

First offered in 1992, the seminar gives attendees the chance to explore the history of librarianship through presentations and tours of sites like Oxford's Bodleian Library, Oxford University Press and the British Library. The seminar is open to anyone interested, especially library students and professionals.