Rojeski named 2011 ACRL WESS Coutts Nijhoff International Grant winner

For Immediate Release
Mon, 05/09/2011

Contact:

David Free

CHICAGO – Mara Degnan Rojeski, social sciences liaison librarian at Dickinson College, has been selected to receive the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) Coutts Nijhoff International West European Specialist Study Grant.

Sponsored by Coutts Information Services, the grant provides $3,000 to support a trip to Europe.  The primary criterion for awarding the grant is the significance and utility of the proposed project as a contribution to the study of the acquisition, organization or use of library materials from or relating to Western Europe.

Rojeski will receive the award check during the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. 

“We are delighted to award the 2011 WESS Coutts-Nijhoff Award to Mara Degnan Rojeski for research which will result in an annotated bibliography of a group of German propaganda pamphlets produced in the early 20th century and are now scattered in collections in Germany, Australia, the United States and beyond,” said award committee chair Sarah E. How, research and learning services librarian at Cornell University.”

The project will involve constructing a bibliography of the pamphlets of the Deutscher Fichte Bund, a propaganda organization active in Hamburg, Germany from 1914-1941. The research trip will involve visiting the several libraries in Germany that hold pamphlets, as well as other primary source material and government documents related to the group.

Rojeski received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Arts in German and International Affairs from the University of Michigan in 2005.

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