Award-Winner Stories

Award-Winner Stories


Cranston High School East Awarded Library of the Year!

6 May 2016

Alumni / Friend/ Award Winners/ Library & Information Studies

Cranston High School East Awarded Library of the Year!

Kingston, RI April 16, 2016 Librarian Heidi Blais accepted the “Library of the Year” award for Cranston High School East at the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Annual Gathering on April 16, 2016. This honor is awarded to a Rhode Island Library that exemplifies innovation and service, and contributes in exceptional ways […]

Congratulations to Jennifer Grant for accepting the Outstanding Educator Award in School Library Media

27 May 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Award Winners/ Library & Information Studies

Congratulations to Jennifer Grant for accepting the Outstanding Educator Award in School Library Media

Jennifer Grant, a recent 2015 graduate, was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award in School Library Media for KDP as presented by Interim Dean, Dr. Cheryl A. McCarthy, University Libraries, at the Kappa Delta Pi Initiation Award Ceremony on April 13, 2015.   Jennifer Grant received a BA and MA in Anthropology. She has worked in […]

Congratulations to Jennifer Grant and Kyle Litscher for accepting the Aldrich and Bergeron Awards from COLA

27 Apr 2015

Award Winners/ Current Students/ Graduate Student/ Library & Information Studies

Congratulations to Jennifer Grant and Kyle Litscher for accepting the Aldrich and Bergeron Awards from COLA

Jennifer Grant and Kyle Litscher were presented with the Linda Aldrich School Library Media Scholarship and William Bergeron Public Library Scholarship respectively at the 2015 Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates Annual Meeting on April 7th. The scholarships are awarded annually by COLA to students nominated by the faculty of the Graduate School of Library […]

Congratulations to Kevin St. Jean for accepting the Maurice Tougas Award from SLRI

22 Apr 2015

Award Winners/ Graduate Student/ Library & Information Studies

Congratulations to Kevin St. Jean for accepting the Maurice Tougas Award from SLRI

Kevin St. Jean, a student in the GSLIS school library media track, accepts the Maurice Tougas Award from SLRI President, Jane Perry, during the annual conference at the Providence Marriott on April 10, 2015. The award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the School Library Media program and shows potential leadership […]

Congratulations! Shirley Cherry, a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in 1976, will receive an honorary degree from URI this year!

13 Apr 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Award Winners/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

Congratulations! Shirley Cherry, a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in 1976, will receive an honorary degree from URI this year!

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500 University to present honorary degrees to five distinguished individuals KINGSTON, R. I. — April 8, 2015 — Cranston, R.I., Shirley Cherry Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa Shirley Cherry is a former teacher/librarian and retired tour director of the museum at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s home at the Dexter […]

URI Alumni Accept Awards for their Public Libraries

19 Mar 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Award Winners/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

URI Alumni Accept Awards for their Public Libraries

The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies hosted their 2015 Annual Gathering on the evening of Friday March 6th, 2015. At the gathering, which took place at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island, two libraries were recognized for their contributions to public library service: the Cranston Public Library and the Providence Community Library. […]

Professor Receives Award

15 Jan 2014

Award Winners/ Faculty & Staff/ Film/Media/ Harrington School-Wide

Professor Receives Award

Transferring old letters into new knowledge

Nancy Lavin

15 Aug 2013

Alumni / Friend/ Award Winners/ Journalism

Nancy Lavin

Journalism grad gets a job at the Westerly Sun

Michael Abelson

29 Apr 2013

Award Winners/ Journalism

Michael Abelson

Since freshman year, Michael Abelson has been diligently contributing to the Good Five Cent Cigar without fail.

London is Calling

27 Mar 2013

Award Winners/ Film/Media/ Undergraduate Student

London is Calling

Recent Film/Media graduate Matt DiGennaro screened his film at a film festival in London, England.