Invited Speaker Lee Boulie, SLIS class of 2007

Current and recently graduated students were honored at SLIS Honors Day on April 5 on the fifth floor of Gorgas Library. Invited speaker and SLIS alumna Lee Boulie (2007) traveled from Nashville to share her experiences as the Director of Digital & Library Collections at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Her address, “The Digital Information Access Revolution: Reverse Engineering Networks to Create Archival Opportunity” included discussion of academic- and practice-centric perspectives of her work in digital collections and digital information access.

At this upbeat afternoon celebration, SLIS students attended face to face and virtually via Zoom. Dr. Elmborg and Dean Nelson offered a welcome and greeting to everyone, including parents, friends, and faculty. Presentations included the Bethel Fite Endowed Scholarship to Eliscia Kinder, the Corr Scholarship to Corley May, the Faculty Scholar Award, MLIS Program, to Alexandra (Alex) Smith, Florine Oltman Awards to Karen Coghlan, Miles Kurosky, and Christine Remenih, the Raymond F. McLain Book Arts Award to Victoria Birth, the Student Paper Award to Craig Guild, and Technology Innovation Awards to Rachel Joiner and Hannah Pryor. Congratulations to all!

James Gilbreath and Sara Whitver represented the Beta Kappa chapter of  Beta Phi Mu.