I am very pleased to announce that Helen Bailey, Preservation Specialist, was selected to be a 2011 Digital Library Federation Forum Fellow for the upcoming Fall Forum. The DLF, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), is a network of libraries and related agencies pioneering innovative uses of information technologies and community expertise to extend collections and services.
Helen was one of three fellows selected from an international application process and will receive complimentary hotel, travel, board, and registration (up to $1,000) for the 2011 DLF Fall Forum in Baltimore, MD. The Fellowships are awarded to a librarian or LIS student new to the profession, based on strength of application essay, nomination, and resume. This is our second success in this prestigious fellowship program: Mina Rakhra was also a DLF Forum Fellow in Fall 2004.
Helen first joined the Library as an intern in Preservation Services, while finishing her MSIS degree (2009-10), a year later she was the successful applicant for the Preservation Specialist. She has been an active member of a number of Library teams working on digital library issues, most notably the Library's Digital Projects and Infrastructure Group (DPIG), which has just completed a digital program plan, including our first digital preservation policy, to guide our digitization efforts moving ahead.
To read more about Helen and the other 2011 Fall Forum Fellows go to: http://www.diglib.org/archives/2372/
Written by Barb Sagraves