2020 Code4Lib Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the Code4Lib 2020 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!

Andy Hickner  
I am a Health Sciences Librarians at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, where I am one of the liaisons for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. I helped co-found the IHS Library when it opened on Seton Hall's new health sciences campus in 2018. I have over a decade of experience building and managing websites and conducting user experience research.
Esther Jackson
No bio provided.
Heather Greer Klein
Heather Greer Klein is an Outreach & Engagement Coordinator for Digital Technology Services at LYRASIS (previously DuraSpace), where she helps connect libraries and cultural heritage institutions to open source services that will best meet their needs. She is passionate about making open technology solutions understandable and accessible to institutions of all types and sizes.
Eileen López  
Eileen is a second year MSLIS student at the University of Illinois. Her research interests include design-based research for healthcare and higher education, civic technology, and evaluation methods. She has worked previously as a visual designer at several non-profit organizations and startups and plans to shift into working in user research and assessment after graduating this May. This will be her first Code4Lib conference.
Adetomiwa Basiru  
Dr. Adetomiwa Basiru is a Senior Librarian with Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, Nigeria. He is a young librarian with firm interest in emerging technologies especially those that enhance efficiency and effectiveness of people in both work and personal life. His innovativeness and professional proficiency have helped to modernize the Redeemer’s University Library services.
Samuel Bello
Mr. Samuel Bello is a certified Librarian, currently heading the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science Library unit, under the University Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He provides e-resources (using online databases) for teaching and research and engage in digital health information & communication. He holds NCE Certificate from Lagos State College of Education, Diploma from University of Ibadan, BLIS degree from University of Ibadan, MLIS also from University of Ibadan and MIT from University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is the first Nigerian male Carnegie Master's degree academic grant scholar. He is a member of some professional associations both locally and internationally.
Brighid M. Gonzales  
Brighid is the Systems and Web Services Librarian at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX where she manages the library website along with the library's technology systems. She is also an editorial member of the Code4Lib Journal.
Sharon Luong
Sharon works at UNC Chapel Hill Libraries as a software developer on a grant-funded audiovisual archiving app. She is new to coding for libraries and previously worked at a local tech company. Sharon looks forward to learning more about library web development, diversity & inclusion, and new technologies.
Jennifer Patiño
Jennifer Patiño is the Data and Digital Scholarship Resident Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an early career academic librarian with a background in community archives and arts publishing at Sixty Inches From Center. She is a proud ALA Spectrum Scholar and received her MSLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a BA in Art History from Columbia College Chicago with minors in Latinx Studies and Poetry.
Ashley Evans Bandy
Ashley Evans Bandy recently graduated from UCLA with her MLIS and joined NC State University as a Libraries Fellow in both the departments of Acquisitions & Discovery and Data & Visualization Services. Her current research interests include ethics in digital access to information, algorithmic decision making, and critical aspects of data and visualization.
Claire Payne  
No bio provided.

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Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements

  • An applicant 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 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; however, 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.

Diversity Scholarships Angel Fund

As part of the Code4Lib community's ongoing commitment to helping under-represented groups excel in computing and technology, we offer multiple scholarships to attend the annual conference. In addition to seeking organization sponsors for scholarships, we accept donations from individuals who would like to support the scholarship program. Individual donors will be thanked on the Scholarship page, though anonymous donation is also possible. All funds raised will help pay for transportation, accommodation, and conference registration costs for Code4Lib's Diversity Scholarships recipients for our annual conference.

Matching Funds are a great way to raise Diversity Scholarship funds and to double your donation’s impact! The organization(s) listed below have generously pledged to match your donations once a Matching Fund goal is reached.