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Alumnus wins scholarship from the American Library Association

July 16, 2014

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Citing his academic achievement and leadership qualities, the American Library Association recently honored Sam Dodson B.A. ’13 with its 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. A graduate of Lewis & Clark’s computer science program, Dodson will begin a dual master of archival studies and master of library and information studies degree this fall.

“My Lewis & Clark education shaped me into a lifelong learner,” Dodson said. “The community encouraged my interdisciplinary studies and challenged me intellectually.”

The award honors Dodson’s commitment to carry library science into the digital era. At Lewis & Clark, he participated in the John S. Rogers Science Research Program with Professor of Computer Science Jens Mache and Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Drake. As an intern at Longview Public Library, Dodson managed an online database with thousands of cultural and historical items. He also led a digital literacy program for K-12 students.

Said Dodson, “I see the challenge of integrating technology into library and information studies as one of the most exciting opportunities today.”

Caleb Diehl ’16 contributed to this story.

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