December 13, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Jen Park, assistant librarian for Access and Outreach Services at Mount Saint Mary College, recently received the JoVE Librarian Travel Award in recognition of her innovative strategies for increasing collaboration between librarians and STEM faculty and students.
The award included a grant to attend the prestigious Charleston Library Conference. The conference is an annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, S.C., to discuss issues of importance to them all.
The award was granted to Park through a contest hosted by JoVE, a producer and publisher of video resources for scientific research and education. The entrants were asked to submit successful strategies to increase collaboration among librarians and STEM faculty and students. Park was one of four winners, who included librarians from the United States, France, and Israel. JoVE received submissions from 12 countries.
The goal of the award program is to encourage information exchange to benefit STEM education and research.
“As an academic librarian, I fully appreciate how difficult it can be to successfully implement ideas and initiatives on a college campus,” said Park. “Sharing ideas, strategies, and concerns with librarians across the globe supports the librarianship profession holistically, as well as provides assistance to librarians individually.”