LMC 2022 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Library Marketing and Communications Group Board is thrilled to announce our second annual Scholarship Program! Thanks to the generosity of our conference sponsors, we are presenting six scholarships for LMCC22 to the lucky recipients below. This year’s scholarship covers the cost of full conference registration and provides a $550 travel stipend. Thanks to all who applied, and congratulations to the scholarship recipients!
2022 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!
Katarzyna (Kate) Lozyk- Benbrook Library District, Benbrook TX
Katarzyna (Kate) Lozyk is the Information Specialist at Benbrook Library District in Benbrook, Texas. Since November 2021, she has been involved in various aspects of library life, including community outreach, social media management, grant writing, fundraising, and marketing. Katarzyna's focus is on raising awareness about the value of a modern library. She is looking forward to learning new strategies for effectively and creatively engaging her community and better addressing the needs of both existing and prospective patrons.
Stephanie Robertson- Brigham Young University, Laie HI
Stephanie Robertson is an Information Literacy and Faculty Outreach Librarian and Assistant Professor at BYU–Hawaii. Her MA is in English with an emphasis in Composition & Rhetoric and her MLISc was in the Academic Librarianship track — both from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is the Book Review Editor for The International Journal of Inclusion, Diversity, & Information and the Hawai‘i Library Association Secretary. Stephanie is also a member of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Roundtable Membership Committee. Her research focuses on mindfulness in the writing process, social media, Open Educational Resources, and academic librarianship.
Ellen Rossow- West Fargo Public Library, West Fargo ND
Ellen Rossow is the first full-time Communications Specialist for the West Fargo Public Library in North Dakota. She is a one-woman team who, like many of her peers, wears many hats. After graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a B.S. in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising, she started out as Marketing Lead at a retail store. Ellen then spent two years as part of the City of West Fargo’s Communication department. She stepped into her role at the West Fargo Public Library in March 2020 – the day before the library building closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Being thrown into the fire two years ago and go-go-going since then, Ellen is excited to pause and attend LMCC22, to meet and learn from fellow library marketers, and to bring new tools and ideas for efficient and effective communications home with her.
Kara Rumble- Sequoyah Regional Library System, Canton GA
Kara Rumble is the Deputy Director at the Sequoyah Regional Library System, where she supports & guides library staff across five library branches. Kara came into the library world from the public education sphere, from which she channels her passion for equity and access. She earned her B.S.Ed in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia, her MLIS from Kent State University, and is a part of the Georgia Public Library Service PINNACLE 2022 Cohort. She is the Georgia Library Association Conference Committee Chair and Georgia Library Association Professional & Continuing Education Interest Group Chair. She also organizes and hosts Georgia's Adult Programming Palooza, which gathers librarians across Georgia to learn more about how to serve adults of all ages through library programming efforts.
Joy Testa-Cinquino- Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, Buffalo NY
Joy Testa-Cinquino is Assistant Deputy Director of Development & Communications for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, a position she has held since 2010. She has nearly 30 years of combined professional experience working in the not-for-profit and profit business sectors in the fields of marketing, communications, public relations, fundraising and special events. Joy sits on the Buffalo Toronto Public Media Educational Services Committee and the Erie County Climate Change Action Marketing Committee. She has been a mentor for the BIZ Women Mentoring Monday program for three years and in 2015 was selected as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Western New York by Buffalo Business First.
Kirstin Weaver- Preble County District Library, Eaton OH
Kirstin Weaver is relatively new to the library world, joining Preble County District Library in August 2021. She is responsible for all facets of marketing and communication for the district's eight branches. Kirstin loves graphic design and researching social media content in libraries. Before her time with PCDL, Kirstin spent 10 years working in marketing and fan engagement in college athletics. In 2010, Kirstin received a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing at The Ohio State University. She earned an M.S. in Physical Education and Sport Leadership at North Dakota State University. Even when she is off the clock, Kirstin can be found at the library with her 3-year-old daughter, checking out a week's worth of bedtime stories, picking up the latest craft kits, and dancing through storytimes with friends.
View videos from last year’s scholarship recipients here.