Haley Walton, a graduate student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been honored with the 2012-2013 Sara Aull Student Award. The award competition is sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (NCSLA) and provides students with a one year membership in SLA and the opportunity to participate on the NCSLA board.
According to the award Web site, “This competition recognizes an outstanding student member who has demonstrated a commitment to SLA and shows potential of being an outstanding member of the profession. The competition is open to students currently enrolled in MLS or MIS programs within the state of North Carolina.”
Walton is an MSLS 2014 candidate and President-Elect of the Student Chapter of NCSLA at UNC. She says the award will provide her with an excellent opportunity to prepare for her future career goals.
“The Sara Aull Award makes it possible for me, as a student, to collaborate with professionals in the NCSLA, helping to build a strong network of individuals whose experience can guide and inform the early years of my professional life,” said Walton, “but also cultivating the leadership qualities that will make it possible for me help shape the future of the profession and contribute to the SLA as an organization.”