Congrats to the ER&L 2020 award winners!

First Timer Award

Billie Cotterman | Nebraska Wesleyan University

Billie Cotterman is the Electronic Resources and Access Services Librarian at Nebraska Wesleyan University.  She obtained her BA in Latin from Florida State University, her MA in Classics from the University of Iowa, and her MA in Library Science also from the University of Iowa.  Her professional interests include user experience and accessibility; educational technology; metadata and technical services; foreign language study; and history.  Currently, she is reading the entire corpus of Carl Sagan’s work.

Founded in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University equips students with an education rooted in experience and service. It is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern. 

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First Timer Award Silver Medalist

Mary Abernathy | Salem College

Mary Abernathy is the Discovery & Delivery Librarian at Salem College, where she leads the department responsible for access services, interlibrary loan, and electronic resource management. She directly manages the discovery platform, databases, digital collections, and library website. Mary holds an MLIS from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Founded in 1772, Salem Academy and College is the oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. The Dale H. Gramley Library at Salem College supports a diverse student population by creating personal learning experiences that inspire them to explore, create and thrive. 


Online Conference Award

Julie Woodling | Juniata College

Julie Woodling has been a librarian at Juniata College for 20 years. She currently is the Associate Director of the Library and the Head of Library Systems and Access Services. Her role includes managing the library’s ILS and all electronic resources. She earned her B.S. in Health Sciences from Lock Haven University and her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.

Juniata College is an independent, private, four-year college of liberal arts and sciences founded in 1876 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The L.A. Beeghly Library is a 36,000 square foot building in the heart of campus, located in the ridge and valley area of south-central Pennsylvania. 


Online Conference Award

Rachel McConnell | Missio Seminary

Rachel McConnell is the Director of Library Services at Missio Seminary.

Missio Seminary is a Christian graduate school located in Philadelphia, PA focusing on missional theology and training. The Missio Seminary Library seeks to support students in rigorous academic research with an excellent e-book and e-journal collection through their recent partnership with the Digital Theological Library.