Amanda He (K'16) awarded a Spectrum Scholarship for graduate studies in library science

Amanda He, Kenyon Class of 2016, was recently awarded a Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association. She will be attending the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences this fall. Amanda is a former LBIS Reference Intern. She worked at the library’s Research & Reference Desk for 3 years answering questions from students and faculty, and also helped organize library programming for events like Banned Books Week. 

“The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services awarded 2020 Spectrum Scholarships to 61 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 1,240 Spectrum Scholarships. In the 2020 application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received four times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable. A prestigious committee of 22 jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to community building, leadership potential and planned contributions to making social justice part of everybody's everyday work in LIS.” For more information about the scholarship program and the other recipients  see the press release. 

Congratulations, Amanda! We are so proud of you.