Megan Ozeran wins 2017 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/02/2017


Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

Megan Ozeran has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "Managing Metadata for Philatelic Materials." Ozeran is a MLIS candidate at the San Jose State University School of Information.

"Megan Ozeran’s paper was selected as the winner because it takes a scholarly look at an information technology topic that is new and unresolved. Ms. Ozeran’s discussion offers a thorough examination of the current state of cataloging stamps and issues related to their discoverability," said Rebecca Rose, the Chair of this year's selection committee.

The LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award recognizes outstanding writing on a topic in the area of libraries and information technology by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies graduate program. The winning manuscript will be published in Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), LITA's open access, peer reviewed journal, and the winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of merit.

The Award will be presented during the LITA Awards Ceremony & President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago (IL), on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

The members of the 2017 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee are: Rebecca Rose (Chair), Ping Fu, and Mary Vasudeva.

About Ex Libris

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About LITA

Established in 1966, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of nearly 2,700 systems librarians, library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. LITA is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our BlogFacebook, or Twitter.