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2018 ER&L Award Winners

Congrats to the ER&L 2018 award winners!

First Timer Award

Nancy Bellafante

Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian  |  University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library

Nancy Bellafante is the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania’s Biddle Law Library. She is also the president of the ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter. Nancy earned her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. Before joining Penn, Nancy worked as a reference and instruction librarian at Drexel University and the Delaware County Community College.



ER&L First Timer ‘Silver Medalist’

Roxanne Backowski

Electronic Resources Librarian  |  McIntyre Library @ University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Roxanne Backowski is the Electronic Resources Management Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.   She holds a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.





ERL 101 Award

Adriana Palmer

Electronic Resources and Institutional Repository Librarian  |  Mina Rees Library of The Graduate Center, CUNY

Adriana Palmer is the Electronic Resources and Institutional Repository Librarian at the Mina Rees Library of The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is relatively new to librarianship and is still defining her hybrid role – which includes maintaining and troubleshooting electronic access to the scholarship on which her community relies, as well empowering students and faculty with knowledge about their rights as authors, and how they can monitor and understand their impact in the world of academic research and beyond. In addition to e-resources and scholarly communications, Adriana’s interests include STEM librarianship, citizen science, informal science education and public scholarship.


ER&L 101 ‘Silver Medalist’

Sophie Rondeau

Technical Services Librarian  |  Virginia Wesleyan University

Sophie Rondeau (M.Mus., MLIS) serves as Technical Services Librarian at Virginia Wesleyan University. In this role, she manages electronic resources, digital collections, digital preservation, cataloging, and minor book repair. Sophie also leads several library teams including Diversity, Disaster Response, and Home Page Redesign, as well as serving on the Collection Development and Social Media teams. Sophie is a member of the Faculty Standards and Welfare Commission, the President’s Environmental Issues Council, and VLA’s Continuing Education Committee. Since early 2017, Sophie has been offering weekly meditation to campus members and manages three campus TerraCycle recycling programs. In addition to regular meditation, Sophie sings and dances the Argentine Tango.

Online Conference Awards

January 2018

Jean Bernabe

Reference Technician  |  Zayed University, Dubai

Jean Bernabe works as a Reference Technician at Zayed University, Dubai. She manages print serials and electronic resources in English and Arabic. Prior to taking over the e-resources management tasks, she worked in Zayed University Abu Dhabi campus, where she provided support in managing the reference desk and ILL services. Her research interests include usability and user experience, information retrieval and information architecture. She completed her Bachelors in Library and Information Science at University of the Philippines (Philippines) and Master of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University (Australia).

Steven Wade (Instructional Services Librarian)
Marina Morgan (Metadata Librarian)

Florida Southern College

  Steven Wade has been an Instructional Services Librarian at Florida Southern College for two and a half years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and his MLIS from Louisiana State University. In addition to providing instruction to students, Steven manages electronic journal and database subscriptions for the library.



Marina Morgan is the Metadata Librarian at Florida Southern College. She has an undergraduate diploma in Librarianship from University of Bucharest, a Master of Information Studies from University of Toronto, and is now enrolled in the Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Web Programming and Information Architecture from the iSchool at San Jose State University. She is currently one of the MarcEdit co-listowners and is also volunteering to serve on the Sunshine State Digital Network Metadata Working Group providing standards, documentation, and other supporting materials to data contributors to the DPLA.

Boutsaba Janetvilay

ERM Specialist | Sonoma State University
Reference & Instruction Librarian Adjunct | Santa Rosa Junior College

Boutsaba Janetvilay, ERM Specialist @ Sonoma State University and Reference & Instruction Librarian Adjunct @ Santa Rosa Junior College.  I first attended ER&L Conference last year and I love the programs that were available to us.  What I have learned from the conference I have utilized and applied them at both of my work places.  SSU is a four-year university, part of the California-wide, CSU system while SRJC is a vibrate community college that uniquely offers a one unit course of Library Information Literacy.

December 2017

Rachel Becker

Electronic Resources Managment Librarian  |  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rachel Becker is an Electronic Resources Management Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she assists in the purchasing, licensing, activation, and management of campus’s electronic resources. Her broad library background in copyright, instruction, and reference highlight her curiosity and desire to learn new skills. Rachel is also an active member is several state and national library associations. Recently, she has had the opportunity to present at several conferences where she enjoys sharing her knowledge and learning from others.

Nancy Egan

Electronic Resources Librarian  |  Collection Management, CUNY

Salina Lee

Systems & Reference Librarian  |  California Institute of Integral Studies

Salina Lee was recently hired as the new Systems & Reference Librarian at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). I’ve worked in libraries in some way, shape, or form since I was in middle school – that’s a long time! Professionally, I’ve spent most of my career within special libraries in technical and access services. Systems and electronic resource management is a new adventure in my professional development and I am very excited that ER&L will facilitate my efforts!

CIIS’s commitment to quality instruction and innovative research is expressed in their two libraries’ collection. The Library is particularly strong in the fields of counseling and psychology, philosophy and religion, East-West comparative studies, integrative health studies including acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, social and cultural anthropology, and various facets of an integral worldview.

Caitlin Ryan

Senior Library Specialist  |  Northern Arizona University

November 2017

Melida Busch

Director of Edward L. Pratt Research Library  |  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center





Yujin Hong

Public Services Librarian  |  Kyung Hee University

Yujin Hong is currently a public services librarian at the Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea where she manages circulation and ILL/DDS. She also worked as an e-resources librarian for two years. Previously she worked as a high school teacher librarian and later changed her career path to academic librarian. Right now she is pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Information System while juggling her daytime work. Her research interests focus on engaging first-year students in information literacy, OER and data mining. You can reach her at yujinhong@khu.ac.kr or on Linkedin.

The Central Library on Kyung Hee University’s Seoul Campus opened with 700 books donated by Dr. Young Seek Choue in 1951 in a temporary building in Busan amidst the Korean War. The current building is made of stone and was completed on June 13, 1968. Currently, it possesses about 1.4 million books and 19,000 electronic journals. The library also hosted the second meeting of the International Association of University Presidents in 1968.


Jessica Mattera

Technology Librarian  |  Champlain College





October 2017

Kenneth Rosenberg

Acquisitions Librarian  |  Queens College, CUNY