Lovett chosen for 2010 Peter Lyman/SAGE Scholarship

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/21/2010


Kimberly Redd

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has named Cynthia Lovett of Brooklyn, N. Y., the recipient of the 2010 Peter Lyman/SAGE Scholarship.

The award was founded in memory of Peter Lyman, the former university librarian and professor emeritus of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Lyman was nationally known for his landmark study on information overload, “How Much Information?” co-authored with Hal Valerian. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a person who is pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies and plans to specialize in the field of new media.

A film set decorator, art department coordinator, digital artist and video editor, Lovett has “always been interested in making information visually intuitive.” Through her Digital Libraries studies, she hopes to “design new ways for people to interact with information retrieval systems that incorporate visual elements, animated patterns and sound.” She plans to study “information visualization, digital preservation, and how the structure of games can be integrated into system design as well as into library services.”

Lovett’s visual art has been featured in exhibitions from  Manhattan to Miami, and her work includes several community art projects at Art Works, Archadventure and the Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C.

Lovett will attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.