The Catholic University of America

Sept. 10, 2007

Library and Information Science Student Receives Rovelstad Scholarship

Kimberly Kelley, dean of the School of Library and Information Science, and Nora Daly, a graduate student in the school and the recipient of the Rovelstad Scholarship.
CUA's School of Library and Information Science has announced the selection of graduate student Nora Daly as the recipient of the Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Daly will receive $13,707 from the Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad Scholarship fund, an endowed scholarship that provides tuition support for a continuing student in the School of Library and Information Science each year. The Rovelstads, along with their daughter, Lisa Swei, gave the school the bequest to help cultivate leadership in the field of library and information science.

The Rovelstad Scholarship Committee selected Daly, who is from Spring Grove, Ill., because of her excellent academic qualifications and her intention to apply her knowledge of libraries, technology, and information literacy to serve under-funded, public libraries.

One of her career goals is to educate users to find and use information through the effective use of technology. She is most interested in serving users of public libraries, especially those in rural areas and users with special needs, such as the physically challenged and senior citizens.

Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, professor of library and information science, served as chair of the committee that selected Daly for the award. The Rovelstads emphasized that a faculty committee select the winner.

"We are excited to offer Ms. Daly the Rovelstad Scholarship," said Kimberly Kelley, dean of the school.

"Dr. Rovelstad's gift provides support for deserving students and future leaders and demonstrates her family's heartfelt commitment to the success of the school," Kelley added. "We are fortunate to have such a committed and caring emeritus professor in Dr. Rovelstad and through her efforts, we are a strong, giving program."