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2022 PTPL Scholarship Recipients

Emily Bradford

Emily Bradford is in her final year of the Master of Information program at Rutgers University (concentration in Library & Information Science). She holds a BA in Music/Rhetoric & Communication Studies from University of Richmond, where she also currently works as a Resource Sharing Specialist at Boatwright Memorial Library. She has an affinity for metadata and through her Masters program developed an interest in coding and database management. After graduation Emily hopes to find technical processing-related work in the digital libraries or electronic resources field. A passionate musician, she has a particular interest in audio-visual recordings as cultural heritage and would love an opportunity to work with those materials.

Brittany Smith

Brittany Smith (pronouns: she/her) is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Sciences program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and plans to complete her studies by 2024. She is a Metadata Specialist at the George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library where she processes new materials and manages the institutional repository, The Health Sciences Research Commons. She earned a BA in Political Science & Italian from the University of Virginia and a MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of New Hampshire. Upon graduation, she hopes to find a position that allows her to explore diversity and inclusion within academic librarianship, the use of digital collections as storytelling vehicles and the development of sustainable professional mentorships to draw in Black, Indigenous and People of Color early career librarians and library professionals. When she’s not working or attending classes, Brittany likes to paint with watercolors, hike on local trails, spend quality time with her friends and family, and write as well as edit speculative fiction stories.

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