MSLS Student Tali Beesley Wins Digital Library Federation Fellowship

November 29, 2011

Tali BeesleyThe School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce that Tali Beesley, a second year Library Science Master’s student, won a scholarship to attend the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum earlier this month. 

Beesley, a Carolina Academic Library Associate who is a graduate assistant at the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA), was nominated for the fellowship by Richard Szary, the Director of the Wilson Special Collections Library, and Jenn Riley, the Head of CDLA. Only three fellowships to the DLF Forum are given each year.

"The DLF Forum was an enlightening and inspiring experience," Beesley reports. "I met many brilliant people and am happy to report that my educational experiences at SILS and my work at the Carolina Digital Library and Archive have provided me with the basic foundation necessary to be able to speak intelligently about the many challenges and innovations confronting digital libraries.  I am very grateful for having been given the opportunity to attend the DLF Forum in Baltimore."

DLF is a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) that, according to its Web site, “serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among digital library developers, project managers, and all who are invested in digital library issues.” The DLF Forum is the group’s annual meeting. This year, it was held in Baltimore from October 31 – November 2.