Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award
Barnes was selected as this year’s honoree because of her demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication to business librarianship. In her application, she also spoke passionately about the relevance of the services business librarians provide and the direct impact of business information on local communities, businesses and people.
Barnes is enrolled in the master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Information and is pursuing a specialization in both library and information services and preservation of information. She is currently serving as president of the University of Michigan’s ALA student chapter. Barnes earned a B.A. in history, with honors, from the University of Washington. In addition to her current coursework and position at the Kresge Business Administration Library, she is also a reference assistant-spatial and numeric data services at the University’s Clark Library.