Meet the 2011 DLF Forum Fellows

The Digital Library Federation and the 2011 Forum Planning Committee are proud to announce the 2011 DLF Fall Forum Fellows! Each of the Forum Fellows will receive complimentary hotel, travel, board, and registration (up to $1,000) for the 2011 DLF Fall Forum in Baltimore, MD. Fellowships are awarded to a librarian or LIS student new to the profession, based on strength of application essay, nomination, and resume.

2011 DLF Forum Fellows

Helen Bailey
Helen Bailey is a Preservation Specialist at Dartmouth College, where she has been since receiving her MSIS and CAS in Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Her current work focuses on preserving Dartmouth College Library’s digital resources. This has included contributing to the development of a digital production program, the recent creation of a digital preservation policy, and the upcoming implementation of a digital repository. Prior to attending graduate school, she received a BS in Anthropology from Florida State University. Helen has worked in four academic libraries and has experience in IT support, book and paper conservation, nonprofit financial administration, and retail management. Helen is also a bookbinding instructor in the Dartmouth College Book Arts Program, and in spite of her love of all things digital, she still enjoys the smell of paper.

Tali Beesley
Tali Beesley is currently a student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She will complete her Master’s Degree in Library Science with an archives and records management concentration in May 2012. She currently works as a Carolina Academic Library Associate Fellow under the supervision of Jenn Riley at the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA). Tali is interested in data curation, the flow of data between systems, scholarly communication, and user engagement. She is most excited for the opportunity to meet leaders in the field and develop relationships with other new professionals.

Jason Ronallo
Jason Ronallo is a software developer and the Digital Collections Technology Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries. For the past almost 3 years, he has worked with many aspects of digital collections from automating back office workflows to improving the discoverability of resources. Before learning to program and getting his MLIS, he worked in academic libraries for 8 years with serials and electronic resources.

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Competition for the fellowship this year was fierce, and we received many worthy applications. We would like to thank everyone who sent in an application and encourage you to apply again next year!