Yi Han, 2018 Recipient
Yi Han is Head of Research and International Student Library Services at the Paul V. Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She oversees the library research and instructional services, and assessment of instructional programs. Also serving as the international student library liaison, her responsibilities include providing outreach services, designing instruction programs, and planning activities and events for international students. Yi obtained her MILS from Dominican University in 2010. Her professional interests include instructional service assessment, instructional design, innovative research service, open educational resources, outreach services to underserved population and international librarianship. She currently serves on the ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Award Committee and the IACRL Membership Committee (2017-2019) and Conference/Continue Education Committee (2017-2019).
Chanelle Pickens, 2017 Recipient
Chanelle Pickens earned a Master's in Library & Information Science, with an Archives & Records Management focus, from San Jose State University in 2014 and a B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004. A Visiting Librarian at West Virginia University as part of the Diversity Alliance, she is a member of the Research Services & Instruction unit. Chanelle’s professional objectives include: expanding her skills in instruction and curriculum development; actively conducting research on mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy as they relate to IL, library instruction, and community building; and extending her network of interested colleagues by participating in advocacy activities and professional development. Lifelong learning is also extremely important to Chanelle and she includes data services, open educational resources/open access, and assessment as professional interests.
The Innovative Library Classroom Travel Grant helps someone from an underrepresented and/or marginalized group attend the conference by providing financial assistance. Underrepresented and/or marginalized groups are identified in accordance with the ALA’s Office of Diversity recruitment resources.