Jen Waller wins 21st Century Award at UW iSchool

I won the 21st Century Award, originally uploaded by JenWaller.

Congrats to Jennifer Waller – who won the University of Washington iSchool 21st Century Award this weekend! She posted the text of Cadi Russell’s announcement of the award:

“Good evening. My name is Cadi Russell-Sauve. I am honored to be here presenting the 21st Century Award on behalf of Masters of Library and Information Science student body.

Each year ALISS, the Association of Library and Information Science Students, presents this award to a graduating student who best embodies the future of our profession. MLIS students nominate graduating classmates who demonstrate leadership, contribution to the LIS community, well-roundedness, and a vision for the future. And a committee of peers then selects the award recipient.

This year’s recipient, as described by classmates,
•Has shown dedication above and beyond what was required
•Is a student many look to for advice on pretty much anything
•Has contributed greatly to the iSchool
•Through participating in professional organizations, has and will continue to contribute to the greater information community
•Continuously seeks out new technologies and thinks about the big picture
•and is a heck of a lot of fun to be around

So, in the manner of National Public Radio’s weekly news-quiz “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” it is my great honor to present this listener limerick announcing the winner of the 21st Century Award and a $150.00 cash gift. This portion of our show requires your participation. I will read you all but the last 3 syllables of the limerick; you will fill in the blank. And if the winner could please come to the stage to receive their award…

Are you ready?!

When in need, we know we can call her
For her dedication let’s all give a holler
Of her everyone says
She made a great ALISS prez
The award goes to our own ___ ______”

Well done, Jen!