IREX is pleased to announce the three International Librarianship Fellows who will be spending their summer in Washington, DC to conduct research on public librarianship in Romania and Ukraine. Once summer comes around you’ll be hearing more about their work directly from the fellows, as they’ll be posting regular updates here on the IREX Global Libraries blog.
Margaret Browndorf is pursuing a Master of Library Science and a Master of Arts in Russian and Eastern European Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She did her undergraduate work in Russian Area Studies and Russian Language and Literature at Dickinson College, and spent a year living and studying in Moscow. Margaret has held positions at Dickinson College, Princeton University, Indiana University, and the Monroe County Public Library; her interests include the role of libraries in the post-socialist world, Slavic bibliography, and early Soviet literature.
Meghan Gaherty is a MSLS candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a M.Ed. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Anthropology and Secondary Education from American University. Prior to enrolling at UNC, she spent a year teaching in Timisoara, Romania on a Fulbright grant. Her studies at UNC are focused on youth services and international development.
Sara Wingate Gray is a writer, artist and researcher. She is responsible for providing The Itinerant Poetry Library, “a non-static, special collections public library. For free, for everyone, and for everywhere, or at least, everywhere we can get to.” Currently she is in the first year of her PhD research, in the Department of Information Studies at University College London.