Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

Contact:  Delin Guerra
International Relations Office
312-280-3201
dguerra@ala.org

For Immediate Release
March 2010

Chicago – Susan Matveyeva is the 2010 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will provide a $1,000 cash award for Matveyeva to attend her first international conference in Madrid, Spain.

The award is in recognition of Sarah Comly Norris Bogle, a prominent U.S. librarian who made notable contributions to international library service.

Susan Matveyeva is planning to attend the Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories hosted by the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT) and the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain. At the conference she will present a paper titled “Automated Submission of Metadata to DSpace using Excel and XML”.  Ms. Mateveyva states that attending this conference will benefit the repository’s service to the Wichita State University students, faculty and staff because she will be able to implement best practices learned at the conference to the University’s research and learning digital environment.

“We are pleased to support her travel as she shares her insights on current trends in library technology development with an international audience,” said Barbara Ford, Bogle Pratt Committee Chair.

Matveyeva is an associate professor and cataloging and institutional repository librarian at  Wichita State University. 

Ms. Matveyeva will be recognized during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.