Swets is pleased to award our 2011 Charleston Conference Scholarship to Amy Elizabeth Hoseth, Assistant Professor and Liaison Librarian at Colorado State University.
Keeping with the theme of the conference, “Something’s Gotta Give,” scholarship contestants were asked to describe what has to “give” in order to sustain viable scholarship and why. Hoseth’s winning essay explored the requirements from three points of view, that of the librarian, vendor and end user. She noted her hope that all parties will learn that “today’s shifting information landscape requires changes and concessions that were once unthinkable, and are now a reality.”
“I am very grateful for the opportunity, afforded by the SWETS scholarship, to go to the Charleston Conference,” said Hoseth. “I’ve never attended Charleston before, but in the last year I’ve become particularly interested in e-books and the new discovery tools available to libraries. The Charleston Conference will give me an opportunity to hear directly from vendors and talk to peers who are addressing these same new opportunities and challenges.”
The essay was well received by an expert panel including College of Charleston’s Head of Collection Development, Katina Straunch, Chuck Hamaker, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Swets own Senior Customer Relations Manager, Christine Stamison.
“On behalf of the Swets Charleston Scholarship committee, I’d like to congratulate Amy on her win,” Stamison stated. “It is a priority at Swets to show our support and appreciation of information professionals and this scholarship provides winners with an opportunity to share, learn and grow in the library community.”
Swets initiated its Charleston scholarship program in 2008, awarding our 4th winner this year. In addition, Swets will attend the conference November 2-5th, and participate in Concurrent sessions including, “Don’t Forget The Little Publisher,” and “Beyond EDI: The Agent’s Role in the Cloud.”
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Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.