IPSWICH, Mass. — October 6, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces that Heidi Tebbe, the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science, from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., is the winner of the 2016 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship. The scholarship will pay for Tebbe to attend the 35th Annual Charleston Conference, which will take place in Charleston, South Carolina from October 31 – November 5.
In keeping with the conference's theme of, "Roll with the Times or the Times will Roll Over You," scholarship applicants were asked to submit a short essay in which they described what their library will be like in five years. Tebbe's essay depicted the university's campus in 2021 as having a diverse group of student "makers" taking part in the school's makerspace, librarians actively learning the plethora of new technologies in order to help students and HoloLaptops, which, as Tebbe explains, do not exist…yet.
EBSCO has sponsored a Charleston Conference scholarship for the past five years. Funds are used by the winning librarian for conference registration and related expenses. Judges for this year's scholarship were Katina Strauch, Addlestone Library of the College of Charleston's Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Collection Development; Rick Anderson, J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah's Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Collections; and Kittie Henderson, EBSCO's Subscription Services Divisions' Vice President and Chief Librarian.
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