Knowledge River Selects Fellow as Manager
On June 1, 2009, Sandy Littletree began working as the Program Manager for the University of Arizona’s School of Information Resources and Library Science Knowledge River Program.
Sandy earned her MSIS from UT-Austin in 2007, is a 2005-2006 Spectrum Scholar, and a member of the 2008 Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians cohort. She also holds a second Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. From 2007-2009, prior to accepting her position at Arizona, Sandy worked as a NCSU Libraries Fellow in both Research and Information Services, and Collection Management. Of her new position, she writes:
As Program Manager for Knowledge River, I am responsible for
recruiting, retaining, and supporting graduate students in the KR program. Knowledge River is a scholarship and curriculum program designed to encourage information professionals to serve Hispanic and Native American communities throughout Arizona and the Nation. Funded substantially through an IMLS grant, the program also relies heavily on the support of partner libraries such as the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), the Arizona State Library, and the Pima County Public Library, of which I maintain relationships with by placing KR students in graduate assistantships at these locations. In addition, I also oversee the WE Search (Wellness Education) Program, in conjunction with the AHSL, in which KR students teach a group of local high school students about consumer health education and research.
I am also working to maintain the network of Knowledge River alumni, who number close to 100 graduates now and work in libraries and institutions across the country. I will also co-teach the course titled “Information Environments from Hispanic and Native American Perspectives” in the Fall.
Yes, but do you have any work to do?
Congratulations to you, Sandy. It sounds like a great opportunity for you and for Arizona.