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Spectrum Scholarship

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Deana Greenfield

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  • Instructional Designer
  • Professor
  • Program Manager
  • Archivist
  • Librarian

I’ve had many titles in my career but the one that I’m proudest of is “American Library Association Spectrum Scholar.”

I received the Spectrum Scholarship in 2008 and the experience changed my entire outlook on starting a new profession. As an African American female fascinated by information technology, I didn’t have immediate access to role-models who reminded me of myself. Sure, I had become accustomed to being “the only one” in many different work and educational settings, but experience doesn’t necessarily ease isolation.

I sincerely welcomed the graduate education scholarship funds in 2008 but the biggest gift was yet to come. I soon learned that the Spectrum Scholar community was actually a family – full of professional advice, enthusiasm for activism, and providing a multitude of broad shoulders to lean on.

With Spectrum behind me I’ve gone on to present a national conferences, author papers and book chapters, serve on numerous professional committees, and face classrooms full of new students with ever increasing confidence. 

I now have the honor of serving as the Chair of the Spectrum Scholarship Jury. The best part of this role? Being the one to call applicants to inform them that they’ve been selected as a new Scholar (the screaming never gets old).  

There is no innovation without diversity of thought. 

The Spectrum Scholarship program is vital to the support of under-represented populations in joining the information science workforce. 

Please provide a donation to help me to give the title of “American Library Association Spectrum Scholar” to a new class of deserving, multi-talented, and wildly diverse library and information science graduate students.

No one should have to dream alone.

 

 

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Jessica Humphries

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Marie Pospichal

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To our BEAUTIFUL DEANA ....love you 2 years ago

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David Free

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