Thomson Reuters Awards Roger K. Summit Scholarship to The University of British Columbia's Suher Zaher-Mazawi
Philadelphia, PA, June 17, 2008 — Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals, has awarded the 2008 Roger K. Summit Scholarship for North America to Suher Zaher-Mazawi, a graduate student from the University of British Columbia (UBC). The announcement was made at a special ceremony during the Special Libraries Association conference on June 17 in Seattle, WA.
The Roger K. Summit Scholarship is awarded twice annually, one each to a graduate student enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences program in the Americas and one in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Zaher-Mazawi is enrolled in UBC’s Joint program for Masters in Library and Information Science and Masters in Archival Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. She is focusing her research on exploring and understanding how information retrieval systems, including library catalogues, can be structured and modeled in ways which best meet the information needs of various users.
The scholarship is named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing the technology behind online information retrieval. Scholarship winners must demonstrate proficiency in using Dialog®, academic achievement, and interest in the field of electronic information services.
“We’re pleased to present this year’s Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Suher,” said Libby Trudell, Vice President, Market Development. “Through her work experience in libraries and previously as a mathematics teacher, Suher has demonstrated a passionate interest in understanding information seeking behavior. I am confident her global perspective, as well as diverse work background and education will serve her well in her future career as an information professional.”
Zaher-Mazawi’s interest in the information field stems from her extensive mathematics background, which includes 12 years of teaching experience as well as a Master of Arts degree in Exact Science Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition to her work at several university and public libraries, she gained considerable experience in records management while working at the City of Vancouver Records Management Division.
For more information about the Roger K. Summit scholarship, including past winners, visit http://gep.dialog.com/scholarship/.
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