Pearl G. Adzei-Stonnes receives ILL travel grant to conference

For Immediate Release
Fri, 05/11/2018


Leighann Wood

Program Officer

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

CHICAGO-Pearl G. Adzei-Stonnes, Public Services, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Virginia Union University was selected as one of two winners of the STARS Mentoring Award sponsored by Atlas Systems, administered by the Sharing and Transforming Resources Section (STARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The award offers  $1,250 to fund travel expenses associated with attending ALA’s annual conference and is awarded to a library practitioner who is new to the field of interlibrary loan/document delivery or electronic reserves, and who has daily, hands-on involvement in the areas of borrowing, lending, document delivery, electronic reserves, material delivery, or resource sharing.

Adzei-Stonnes was chosen as the winner of the STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award because the essay submitted had an overall theme of leadership. The purpose of the award is to foster new librarians to become leaders in the field and Pearl’s attendance at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference will help her build skills, make connections, contribute to the profession, and learn ways to lead services at the L. Douglas Wilder Library of Virginia Union University.

The selection committee includes: Amy Rebecca Paulus (Chair), Kenneth L. Carriveau, JR., Renna Tuten Redd and Shirley R. Thomas.

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about the association at