ACRL Announces Recipients of Sponsored Scholarships to OpenCon

OpenCon 2017The ACRL Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of Tatiana Bryant and Cynthia Orozco as sponsored scholarship recipients to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany, November 11-13. Cynthia Orozco is Librarian for Equitable Services at East Los Angeles College, Calif., and Tatiana Bryant is Digital Projects and Engagement Librarian at the University of Oregon.

“We are thrilled to award Tatiana and Cynthia these scholarships,” remarked ReSEC chair Patricia Hswe, program officer for Scholarly Communications at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “Cynthia’s campus outreach about Open Education Resources in a community college setting and Tatiana’s research focus on the participation of minority scholars in open access publishing align strongly with the mission and purpose behind OpenCon. ReSEC will be fortunate to have them as committee members, starting in 2018.”

OpenCon 2017 is designed to serve as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation of scholars and researchers to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. In addition to attending OpenCon, Tatiana and Cynthia will be appointed for 2-year terms on ACRL ReSEC to build on what they’ve gained by contributing to ACRL’s scholarly communication initiative.