The Joe Ann Clifton Award sponsored by the IT Division of SLA is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science student. Winners are determined based on a written paper pertaining to the use of information technology in a practical rather than a theoretical manner. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited MLS or MIS program at the time of the award competition. The prize includes a one year student membership in SLA and up to $1,500 for expenses to attend the annual SLA conference.
The paper that Mike Nack and Carissa Purnell co-authored,"Introduction to Content Management Systems in Libraries: Installation and Customization of Drupal 6," is about the use of a content management system in library environments and the practical lessons learned while installing and configuring Drupal 6, testing various themes and modules, and creating a small library website using the technology.
Both Mike and Carissa have been funded by the IT Division to attend the SLA conference this summer in New Orleans to present their paper at the IT Division Annual Business Meeting.
Helen Josephine, Engineering Library