2007 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship recipient named

Kimberly Sanders

Program Officer, Education & Scholarships

ALA, Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)

800-545-2433 x4279

For Immediate Release

August 7, 2007

2007 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship recipient named

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce Jill E. Golden, Syracuse, N.Y., as the 2007 recipient of the Marshall Cavendish Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established with a donation from the Marshall Cavendish Corporation in Tarrytown, N.Y., publishers of illustrated reference books for libraries. It is awarded to a person pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.

Golden’s interest in librarianship began at an early age. Her first job was as a volunteer at the Louisville (KY) Free Public Library where she developed a love for library work. During college, Golden interned at the Woodrow (DC) Wilson Center Research Library where she had the opportunity to inventory a collection of Russian books from the 17th century.

Golden’s experience as a federal library technician at the George C. Marshall Center Research Library in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany, afforded her the opportunity to collaborate on the library’s strategic plan, provide research and bibliographic assistance, as well as work with scholars and military professionals from over 30 countries.

Golden’s desire is to work as a librarian for the US Department of State or for an international organization. “In a globalizing world, equal access to information is critical and libraries are the vanguard institutions for promoting literacy of all kinds,” said Golden.

She plans to bring to the profession her language skills and her love of teamwork and interest in technology. She hopes to contribute substantially in the library field.

Golden attends Syracuse (NY) University.