July 2, 2007

Mears Fellowship Winner

George Peckham-Rooney '05, has been named a winner of the Io DeGraw Mears Fellowship.  This award was established in memory of Io DeGraw Mears, former library staff member,  by her family and friends. The fellowship is awarded each year to one or more Goucher graduates who have been accepted to a graduate program in library science.

Here's a brief biography of our latest awardee, in his own words:

"I've spent a good part of the my life in a library, including a  large part of my time at Goucher. I grew up in a small Maine college  town surrounded by books, and family. My local town library and  bookshop was always a place where I felt at home. I shelved books in  the elementary school library, high school library, and at the Julia  Rogers Library at Goucher. Library school seemed the next logical  step. Once I graduate I hope to work in a technical services  department at a medium sized library. Information is the life blood  of the 21st century, and it should be available to everyone equally.  I would love to help make that possible."

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Nancy Magnuson
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