Karen Hunter Memorial Scholarship Award

4th Annual Karen Hunter Memorial Scholarship Award Call for Nominations

Award recognizes library team collaborations that advance information dissemination via technology

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is delighted to announce the availability of the “Karen Hunter Memorial Scholarship Award” for travel to Charleston Conference.  The Elsevier Karen Hunter Memorial Scholarship Award was originally established in 2018 to honor Karen’s legacy. In her four decades at Elsevier, Karen led groundbreaking initiatives in scholarly communications in partnership with the research community.  You can read more about Karen and her contributions here

https://www.elsevier.com/connect/honoring-karen-hunter-a-pioneer-of-digital-publishing-and-library-services

This award will be granted to two librarian presenters at Charleston, who are lead or co-presenters in sessions that demonstrate their contributions, leadership, or knowledge in applying technology to advance scholarly communications or the sharing of research findings.  Awardees will receive $2,500 each to support their travel costs to the 2022 Charleston Conference.

How to submit nominations and notification schedule

The awardee is selected by Charleston Conference Committee. Award criteria include being:

  1. A member of library staff.
  2. Currently employed within the United States or Canada.
  3. Any kind of librarian – e.g., academic, government, school, public, medical, or special.
  4. Able to attend Charleston Conference, accept the travel award and participate in an Elsevier event at Charleston if requested.
  5. Willing to be interviewed for the Elsevier Library Connect newsletter: Library Connect (elsevier.com).

Please apply by writing to Leah Hinds at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com and include:

  • an introduction /cover letter indicating nominee’s name and contact information, Charleston session topic name, session type (Neopolitan, Concurrent, Plenary, etc.), and describe the topic that nominee will cover at the session. Be sure to describe how contributions were made toward the objective of applying technology to advance scholarly communications or the sharing of research findings. 
  • Nominee or nominator’s name/contact information (if different from nominee);

Nominations are due midnight US Pacific Standard Time, October 3, 2022. The awardee will receive notification by October 17, 2022.


About Elsevier

As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions, and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,100 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on our 2,500+ digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our 40,000 eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray’s Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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