Jennifer Wood, graduate of the School of Information MLIS program and current doctoral student, was awarded the Takeshi Murofushi Research Award. The $500 award will help Wood fund her research project, School Librarians’ Access, Selection, Storage and Use of Digital Resources: An International Perspective.
In pursuit of her doctorate in Information Studies, Wood would ultimately like to pursue academia or opportunities in education-focused organizations suchas PBS, Discovery Learning and the Smithsonian.
Marcia Mardis, School of Information professor, received the award in 2008.
Wood’s research delves into digital content access in K-12 schools, digital resources used by librarians and the use of digital content in practice. The award will aid Wood in her travels to interview school librarians on their use of digital content.
More on the School of Information’s Master of Science in Library and Information Studies can be found here.