NMRT Professional Development Grant
About the NMRT Professional Development Grant
The purpose of the NMRT Professional Development Grant is to encourage professional development and participation by new ALA members in national ALA and NMRT activities.
Nora Ohnishi is the recipient of the Gale Cengage Learning/NMRT Professional Development Grant Award. She is currently completing an internship at the Library of Congress as a Web Archives Assistant, selecting websites for inclusion into online collections. She received her B.A. from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, and completed her MIS from the University of North Texas, focusing on health informatics. Nora has interned at the Disaster Information management Research Center and National Library of Medicine, working to provide disaster and emergency medical health information to the general public. Nora's interests focus on early career librarian advocacy, bridging the digital divide, providing access and information to rural communities, and expanding access to health information.
Veronica Leigh Milliner
Veronica Leigh Milliner is the recipient of the Mango Languages/NMRT Professional Development Grant Award. She works as a Library and Information Services Trainer for the St. Lucia Public Library System in the Eastern Caribbean. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BA double major in Ethics, History, & Public Policy and Film & Media Studies. She went on to receive a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Veronica’s interests in the library field include library services for poor and marginalized people — both domestically and abroad, public programming/outreach, and ways in which libraries serve as transformative and beneficial institutions within our communities.