Awards

Marjo Dobbs Arseneau Memorial Librarianship Award

The Marjo Dobbs Arseneau ’89 Memorial Librarianship Award was first given in 2000. Marjo worked for McCain Library when she was a student. She earned her master’s degree at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and then pursued a career as an academic librarian. Tragically, Marjo lost her life to breast cancer in 1997. Because of her love for both Agnes Scott College and librarianship, her classmates (the class of 1989), friends, and family joined together to create a memorial fund to honor her life through this award.

The annual Arseneau Award ($500 or more) goes to an Agnes Scott College junior or senior who is either committed to pursuing a career in librarianship/archives by obtaining a master's of information/library science OR who has made significant contributions to McCain Library as a student assistant.

A call for nominations happens each April.

Arseneau Award Past Winners 

2000
Melanie Wright ’00
Presenter: Michael Arseneau
Library Master’s Degree: MLS, University of South Carolina, 2002

2001
Jennifer Carver ’03
Presenter: Dolly Purvis ‘89
Library Master’s Degree: MLS, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007

2002
Emerson Milford Dickson ’02
Presenter: Allison Adams ’89
Library Master’s Degree: MLS, Simmons College, 2004

2003
Catherine Ponder ’03
Presenter: Michael Arseneau
Library Master’s Degree: MLS, Indiana University, 2005

2004
Margaret Schutz ’05
Presenter: Virginia Moreland

2005
Krishna Barrett ’05
Presenter: Virginia Moreland

2006
Aleksandrina Penkova ’06
Presenter: Allison Adams ’89
Library Master’s Degree: MLS, Indiana University, 2009

2007
Leona Zipperer ’08
Presenter: Allison Adams ’89

2008
Caroline Borden Hallam ’09
Presenter: None - studying abroad
Library Master’s Degree: MSLS, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014

2009
Neil Simpkins ’10
Presenter: Dolly Purvis ’89

2010
Olivia Carlisle ’10
Presenter: Dolly Purvis ’89
Library Master’s Degree: MLS, UNC-Greensboro, 2013

2011
Corrinne Struder ’11
Presenter: Dolly Purvis ’89

2012
Kelsey Hensler ’12
Presenter: Dolly Purvis ’89
Library Master’s Degree: MSIS, University of North Texas, 2014

2013
Jenessa McElfresh ’13
Presenter: Dolly Purvis ’89
Library Master’s Degree: MLIS, Kent State University, 2015

2014
Jessica LaJoie ’14
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley
Library Master’s Degree: Master’s in Film & Television Studies, Boston University

2015
Amy Laughlin ’16
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley

2016
Jillian Speck ‘ 17
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley
Library Master’s Degree: MSI, Florida State U

2017
Kelsey Morgan ’17
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley
Library Master’s Degree: MLIS, University of Washington

2018
Margaret Rose Hunt ’18
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley
Library Master’s Degree: MLIS, Archives/Digital Curation, University of Maryland

2019
Virginia “Ginny” Hudgins ’20
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley
Library Master’s Degree: MLIS, Simmons University (in progress)

2020
Anna Sturgill ’20
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley
Library Master’s Degree: MSIS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (in progress)

2021
Natasha Griffin ’21
Presenter: Elizabeth Bagley
Library Master’s Degree: MLIS, Simmons University (in progress)

 

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