2019 Code4Lib Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the Code4Lib 2019 Conference Diversity Scholarship awardees. Through the generosity of our sponsors and the Code4lib community we were able to award 11 scholarships to defray costs associated with attending the conference. We received a large number of applications from highly qualified candidates this year, and it was a humbling experience for the committee to select just 11 awardees. Congratulations to all Code4Lib scholarship recipients!

Meredith Broadway  
Meredith is the Business Information and Data Analysis Librarian at Vanderbilt University's Walker Management Library. She provides data analysis reference, consultation, and instruction for the Owen and Vanderbilt communities. She is excited to connect with fellow library technologists and to learn more about emerging tech and digital scholarship.

Elena Colón-Marrero  
Elena Colón-Marrero is the Digital Processing Archivist at the Computer History Museum. She is responsible for processing and reading the Museum’s digital collection with an emphasis on historic software objects.

Kelsey George

Pujit Koirala  
I am from Nepal,country from Mount Everest doing my school in Minnesota. I would like to use IT so improve or solve the current problems.I watch a lot of soccer and most interesting thing i like to do is visit new places.

Sarah Nguyen  
Sarah is a first year MLIS candidate at the University of Washington's iSchool. She is also an Instructional Design Tech Support for CUNY City Tech’s OER Fellowship, the Project Coordinator and Co-Producer for Preserve This Podcast, and an Archives Consultant for the Dance Heritage Coalition/Mark Morris Dance Group Archive Project. Her research interests include open technologies, community around accessible data management, and security/privacy practices.

Niqui O'Neill
Niqui O'Neill is a Digital Technologies Development Librarian at NC State University Libraries where she works on developing new digital services to solve challenges in libraries.

Ann Serrano

Christina Cortland
Christina is a second-year MSIS student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Carolina Academic Library Associate in the Software Development department at UNC's University Libraries. She has worked previously as a full-stack software engineer at a startup and plans to continue coding for libraries after graduating this May. This will be her first Code4Lib conference.

Sarah Swanz

Althea Topek
Althea Topek is a Library Technician for Special Collections at Tulane University where she oversees collection management technologies for the division. As a second year MLIS student at LSU, she is committed to enhancing public access to primary sources and delighted to have the opportunity to learn and engage with the Code4Lib community.

Rachel Wang
Rachel Wang is an Application Programmer Analyst at the University of Toronto Libraries where she develops applications and systems for Digital Preservation. She is also a Software Carpentry Instructor and eager to connect with the Code4Lib community. Rachel would like to learn more about developing technological solutions in library systems.

Made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and community

Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements

  • Applicants must be a member of a group not well-represented within the code4lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, non-binary gender identities, etc. We also invite applications from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that don't fit into the categories listed above.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must be interested in actively engaging with the Code4Lib community. For more information about Code4Lib, see the About Code4Lib Page.
  • The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.

Registration Details

Registration spots and hotel rooms are being held for scholarship recipients. If you can attend only if you receive a scholarship, there is no need to register for the conference or book a hotel room when registration opens. Code4Lib will assist you with both registration and hotel arrangements.

If you register for the conference or book a hotel room, you will be reimbursed along with other expenses. Reimbursement for expenses will be provided to recipients during the conference.

How to Apply

Applications for diversity scholarships are not currently being collected. When we are accepting applications, this site will detail what is required.