Katie Rapp, a master of library science graduate student at University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, has been awarded the 2012 Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship Award. This award is given annually by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) to an outstanding student with an interest in working in federal libraries. The $1,500 scholarship award will be presented during the ALA’s Annual Conference in Anaheim on June 24.
Katie, a graduate student in the iSchool’s MLS program at the Universities at Shady Grove, entered the iSchool with the intention of pursuing a career in special libraries. In addition to the Marks Scholarship, she has also been the recipient of the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship from the Washington, DC chapter of the Special Libraries Association and the Senator Nancy J. King Legislative scholarship. She is active in the University of Maryland’s ALA and Special Libraries Association (SLA) student chapters, and will serve on the executive board of the ALA student chapter for the 2012-2013 academic year. She plans to graduate in May 2013.
Katie, honored to be recognized with the Marks Scholarship, feels very fortunate to live in the Washington, DC area where there are wonderful opportunities in federal libraries at her doorstep. She looks enthusiastically to her future career and contributions to the profession.
Says Katie, “The iSchool program is ideal for me. I can take classes both online and at the Universities at Shady Grove campus near my home in Gaithersburg. The Shady Grove facilities are beautiful, parking is plentiful and free — it’s much easier than getting on the beltway and driving to College Park! Shady Grove is so convenient… it enables me to attend classes close to home and minimize time away from my young children.”