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Career Enhancement Program (CEP)

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2012 CEP Lisa Hardman
Lisa Hardman
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Lisa Hardman
University of Michigan
CEP Partner & Host: University of Michigan

Lisa Hardman is a first year graduate student at the School of Information at the University of Michigan studying Information Policy. She holds a BS from eastern Michigan University in Information Assurance, and has worked as an Advanced Acquisitions Assistant for the Law Library at the University of Michigan, as well as on the Orphan Works project though HathiTrust.




2012 CEP Meredith Molly Higgins
Meredith (Molly) Higgins
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Meredith (Molly) Higgins
University of Washington
CEP Partner & Host: University of Washington

Molly Higgins is currently pursuing her MLIS is the University of Washington’s iSchool. Prior to attending the University of Washington, she completed a BA in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, then worked in Boston, Massachusetts, teaching filmmaking and issues of social justice to high school aged youth. Molly hopes that her degree will enable her to serve Asian American communities through the preservation and dissemination of academic and cultural resources.


2012 CEP Irlanda Jacinto
Irlanda Jacinto
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Irlanda Jacinto
University of Arizona
CEP Partner & Host: University of Arizona

Irlanda Jacinto attended the University of Texas at El Paso were she completed two bachelor degrees in History and Anthropology. In the summer of 2010, she began to pursue her Master’s Degree at the University of Arizona School of Information and Library Science. Since the fall of 2010 Irlanda has been an intern at the Dance Resources Center at the University of Arizona School of Dance, where she is assisting faculty members develop and establish a library and archive. Currently she is a Graduate Assistant at the University of Arizona Special Collections.


2012 CEP Axa Liaw
Axa Mei Liauw
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Axa Mei Liauw
Rutgers University
CEP Partner & Host: Columbia University

After completing a BA in Information Technology and Informatics, Axa Mei Liauw decided to pursue an MLIS from Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information with a concentration in digital libraries, social media, and systems. Axa has worked at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library as an information assistant. When she is not busy providing patrons with research and reference services she assists in the implementation of informational touch screen kiosks, electronic displays, and various projects in the library. In addition to her work at the library, Axa assists graduate students with technology instruction.


2012 CEP Binwi Ngwa Suh
Binwi Ngwa-Suh
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Binwi Ngwa-Suh
University of Maryland, College Park
CEP Partner & Host: National Library of Medicine

Binwi Ngwa-Suh was first introduced to librarianship as a profession in her last semester of college at St. Mary’s College of Maryland when she completed an internship in the library. After that, she knew she found her passion. Although she pursued a degree in English, she has always been drawn to the health sciences and after graduation she secured a year-long internship in the Medical Library and Medical Education departments at Suburban Hospital. Currently, she works full time as a Library Technician while pursuing her MLS with a concentration in Lifelong Access. Future plans include medical library administration and getting an MPH.


2012 CEP Teresa Silva
Teresa Silva
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Teresa Silva
Pratt Institute
CEP Partner & Host: Columbia University

Teresa Silva was born and raised in California and attended the University of California, Berkeley. Her experience working at the University libraries sparked her interest in making librarianship a career. Having just completed her first semester at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, she's developed and interest in Open Access (OA) and the integral role academic librarians play in furthering OA in Academic and Research Institutions.



2012 CEP Ayla Stein
Ayla Stein
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Ayla Stein
University of Michigan
CEP Partner & Host: University of Michigan

Ayla Stein is currently pursuing her MSI degree at the University of Michigan. Her main area of interest is digital librarianship. Previously she completed her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. She is currently a Library Assistant at the William L. Clements library and will be graduating with her MSI degree in April.







2012 CEP Lindsay Wilson
Lindsay Wilson
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Lindsay Wilson
University of Maryland, College Park
CEP Partner & Host: National Library of Medicine

Lindsay Wilson is pursuing her MLS at the University of Maryland. She completed her B.A at McDaniel College in Art History with a minor in Spanish. She first became interested in pursing a career in library science during her semester abroad in Granada, Spain. She has always had a love for the Arts and during her travels quickly learned she would love to work within special collections.