The Ellis Mount Scholarship Winners

The Ellis Mount Scholarship Award seeks to honor library school students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their studies and in the field of Special Librarianship. Ellis Mount taught at the Columbia University Library School for many years and was a dedicated SLA-NY Chapter Member. He was inducted into the SLA Hall of Fame in 1991. The award is open to all SLA Members enrolled in NY area MLS programs and it reimburses tuition for a one semester course. At semester conclusion,recipients provide an essay about the course taken and the benefits he/she has gained from taking the course. This year’s winners were Cristina Vignone and Rachel Finn.

I invite you to read their essays attached below to get a unique perspective on their course experience. Congratulations Cristina and Rachel!

Robert Drzewicki (Scholarship Awards Chair)



Cristina completed the course: Metadata: Description & Access.







Rachel completed the course: Rare Books and Special Collections.