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The Furman University Libraries are proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the Ethel Carlisle Southern Scholarship for Library Science.
The Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship was established in 1985 by her husband, Furman Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, J. Albert Southern, and their children, Tom and Janet Southern Huskey and John L. Southern, in recognition of her service as a librarian at Greenville Woman’s College.
Mrs. Southern received her B.A. degree from Greenville Woman’s College in 1927 and an M.S. in Library Science from Pratt School of Library Science in New York. She worked at a number of libraries including the New York Public Library, Samford University, Greenville Woman’s College and Furman. She also served as an elementary school librarian for the Greenville County School District.
The scholarship is given annually to a senior or a Furman graduate who has been accepted into, or is enrolled in, an American Library Association accredited graduate program.
Sara DeSantis – Class of 2017
Sara was a Political Science and Philosophy major. She interned in the James B. Duke Library during the summer of 2016 and worked at the Research Assistance Desk her senior year. She was a member of the Library Student Advisory Group, the Library Committee, and the Coffee Concept Committee. Sara is currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science.
Rachel Newton Inabinet – Class of 2004
Rachel was a Political Science major. She was a library student assistant in the James B. Duke Library where she worked in the Circulation Department. She is currently enrolled in the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science.
Caitlin Russell – Class of 2015
Caitlin was a Communication Studies and Religion major and minored in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies. She was a library student assistant in the James B. Duke Library where she worked for three years in the Circulation Department. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Studies Distance Education program at the University of Alabama.
Sabine Schmalbeck – Class of 2018
Sabine majored in Art History and German Studies. She will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science.
Rebecca Cannon Zimmerman – Class of 2016
Rebecca was an English major. She was a library student assistant in the James B. Duke Library where she worked in the Cataloging Department. She will attend the Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.