CHSE School of Library & Information Science Awards Banquet


The LSU College of Human Science & Education’s School of Library & Information Science held its annual awards banquet on Friday, March 7, 2014.

The evening began with 20 SLIS students’ initiation into Beta Phi Mu, an international library and information science honor society.


  • Brandon Beckham
  • Dominic Bordelon
  • John Bourgeois
  • Kristen Cassidy
  • Abigail DeSoto
  • Ashley Eisworth
  • Lindsey Harmon
  • Amy Jones
  • Amanda Lehman
  • Stephanie Mangiacotti
  • Julie Moncada
  • Angela Murrell
  • Jessica Perkins-Smith
  • Jamie Rivers
  • Faithe Wood Ruiz
  • Elizabeth Sanders
  • Bryanne Schexnayder
  • Adam St. Pierre
  • Jaclyn Thornton
  • Eliza Urbanowicz

Following the initiation, SLIS Director Beth Paskoff congratulated scholarship recipients and announced SLIS updates.

SLIS scholarship recipients:

  • Ashley Barckett
    • Jimmie H. Hoover Scholarship
  • Jennifer Beyl
    • Lewis Mack Fellowship
  • Sarah Buras
    • H. W. Wilson Scholarship
  • Nancy Burvant
    • Robert D. & Barbara R. Biggs Scholarship
  • Wendy Cole
    • Agnes Corkern Sayers Fellowship
  • Elizabeth Cosse’
    • H. W. Wilson Scholarship
  • Sarah Durr
    • Mary Marguerite Hanchey Fellowship
    • Friends of Lafayette Parish Public Library
  • Vanissa Ely
    • Ollie H. Burns Scholarship
  • Courtney French
    • John and Hester Slocum Fellowship
  • Bridget Fuselier
    • Donald D. Foos Scholarship
  • Tina Huettenrauch
    • Helen Margaret Yerger Dew Scholarship
  • Randa Lopez
    • Florrinell F. Morton Scholarship
  • Jennifer Oglesby
    • Sidone Lawrence Walker Scholarship
  • Emily Rogers
    • Sidone Lawrence Walker Scholarship
  • Nicholas Skaggs
    • Jimmie H. Hoover Scholarship
  • Allison Vega
    • Richard W. Peck Scholarship

Louisiana Library Association scholarship recipients:

  • Brandy Burbante
    • Mary Moore Mitchell Scholarship
  • Sarah Durr
    • LLA Scholarship
  • Jose Ocasio
    • LLA Trustees Section Fellowship

Beth Yoke received the Outstanding Alumni Award.

SLIS Associate Professor Michelynn McKnight introduced the speaker for the evening, Dixie Alford Jones. Jones is current president of the Medical Library Association, a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and this year’s winner of the Louisiana Library Association’s Lucy B. Foote Award. Jones gave an inspirational and informative speech about the “U” in the future of information.

About SLIS
The LSU School of Library & Information Science prepares individuals for positions of responsibility in the field of library and information service and strives to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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