Contributed by Karen Feeney
The Development Committee is pleased to announce that Courtney Bailey and Sarah Prescott are the 2017 recipients of the Michelle Francis Scholarship. Their awards will fully cover registration and expenses for attending SNCA’s upcoming annual conference in Asheville.
Bailey is a records analyst at the State Archives of North Carolina and is spearheading a functional analysis initiative to redesign retention and disposition schedules for state agencies. She is also a member of the Publications Committee for SNCA. She earned an MSLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her M.A. in Teaching and B.A. in History from Duke University.
Prescott is a project assistant on a collaborative project between UNCG, Greensboro Public Library, Cone Health Medical Library, and the Greensboro History Museum called “Good Medicine: Greensboro’s Hospitals and Healers.” This project will be presented at the conference in the “Good Medicine: Prescription for a Successful Digitization Project” in which she plans to participate. A recent MLIS graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she also holds a B.S. in Mass Communication, Advertising from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Associate in General Studies from Virginia Highlands Community College. As a new member of the field she will use the scholarship to attend the pre-conference workshop “Introduction to Archives Space” and learn more about the profession in other sessions throughout the conference.
Watch the SNCA website and listserv for information on next year’s scholarship opportunities or contact the Development Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Congratulations to both of our scholarship winners!