McCain Library is pleased to announce that Amy Laughlin ’16, has been named the 2015 Marjo Dobbs Arseneau ’89 Memorial Librarianship Award* winner. The annual Arseneau Award (normally $500 or more) goes to an Agnes Scott College junior or senior who either is committed to pursuing a career in librarianship by enrolling in a master of library science program following graduation, or who has made significant contributions to McCain Library as a student assistant.
Ms. Laughlin, a Classical Languages major, has expressed increasingly focused interest in pursuing a career in (most likely academic) librarianship and is taking constructive steps in that direction. She plans to attend the Sunoikisis Consortium’s Information Fluency Workshop this summer at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, during which time she will create a research guide and visit both the Library of Congress and the National Archives. Her nominator indicated that Ms. Laughlin, who currently serves as the Classics Department Latin tutor, is a driving force behind the department’s weekly Classics Lunch meetings. Congratulations, Amy!
*The award is a tribute to Marjo Dobbs Arseneau ’89 who worked for McCain Library when she was a student. She later 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.