Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is pleased to offer a $1,000 travel scholarship to attend the 2015 Charleston Conference. The scholarship will be awarded to a librarian who was or is currently working at an academic library. Applicants are asked to write an essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words on the following topic:
“Cengage Learning recently conducted a survey of 3,000 students. 75% of those students say they wish they took more advantage of the library and its resources; yet, 70% of them do not ask their campus librarians for help with course assignments. How can libraries take students from knowing about the physical library to utilizing its resources for coursework, and what does or should your library be doing to bridge this gap?”
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.