The Catholic University of America

Sept. 8, 2008

Rovelstad Scholarship Awarded to Library and Information Science Student

CUA's School of Library and Information Science has announced the selection of CUA graduate student Carmen Boston, of Washington, D.C., as the recipient of the Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year.

The scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need, a high grade point average in the School of Library and Information Science, a demonstrated commitment to the field of library and information science and high potential for success within the field. The winner is selected by a faculty committee in the School of Library and Information Science.

In her personal statement submitted to the committee, Boston detailed her interest in becoming an academic/research librarian and her desire to provide learning opportunities for youth as an information professional.

She also hopes to use her experience working with the National Endowment for the Arts and the international dance community to serve young adult populations. She plans on doing a practicum in youth services with the District of Columbia Public Libraries this spring.

Boston works weekends at the information desk at the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. She has been a member of the Special Library Association since 2007 and is also a member of the American Library Association, including some of its subdivisions such as the Association for College and Research Libraries and Young Adults Library Services Association.

"Carmen shows great commitment to and potential for a long and successful career in library and information science," says Kimberly B. Kelley, dean of library and information science. "SLIS is pleased she has accepted the award and appreciative of her professionalism and dedication."