The Education Committee is pleased to announce Samantha Aamot, Julie Ann Morrill, and Florence Sloan as the recipients of the 2021 C. David Jackson Memorial SNCA Student Scholarship. This year, the scholarship carries a $250 stipend for recipients to put toward professional development opportunities that supplement coursework and work experiences. A one-year membership in SNCA is also included as part of the award.
Samantha Aamot is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in Public History and Library Science at NC State University and UNC Chapel Hill. She recently completed a graduate assistantship at the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State and currently conducts library reference research for SAGE Publishing. Her academic and professional interests include Indigenous studies, digital accessibility and open access, and archival description. She hopes to pursue a career in digital and community archiving.
Julie Ann Morrill is a second semester MLIS student at UNC Greensboro. She has been a volunteer with Reynolda House Museum of American Art where she served on the Library Committee. Currently, she volunteers with the World Subud Association (WSA) Archives where she helps with cataloging newsletters and videotaped interviews. She is especially interested in community archives, oral history, and making materials more accessible to users through digital efforts. In her free time she loves to read and is an avid gardener.
Florence Sloan is completing her MSLS degree at UNC Chapel Hill this semester. She currently works as a library assistant organizing an individual’s private library. She has previously worked in Special Collections at her alma mater, Wofford College, and in the Digital Production Center at Wilson Library. She is interested in archives assessment and hopes to pursue a career connecting DEI and education through archival materials.
Congratulations to all the winners!