RUSA selects Spectrum scholar for internship

Contact: Cathleen Bourdon


For Immediate Release

April 2002

RUSA selects Spectrum scholar for internship

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected Beverly Anmay Ku, a 2001 Spectrum scholar attending the University of Michigan, as the 2002 RUSA Intern. As the RUSA Intern, Ku will work for two years with the RUSA vice-president/president-elect, Cindy Kaag, head of science libraries, Washington State University, Pullman.

Ku will receive $3,000 to support travel expenses to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

Ku has a bachelor of arts in political science and psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master of arts in social/cultural anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.

She currently serves as a research assistant at the Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan. Previously she interned at Lucent Technologies where she participated in the management of the Science and Technology Library of Bell Lab.

"I am interested in becoming a RUSA intern not only to develop the skills necessary to become a reference and user service professional, but also to join the community of such professionals," Ku stated.

RUSA selects one Spectrum scholar each year to receive the $3,000 travel grant and work with the RUSA vice-president.

The ALA Spectrum Initiative provides $5,000 scholarships to students of color from one of the four largest underrepresented groups: African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino and Native American. More information about the Spectrum Initiative is available