Dialog, an online information services for professional searchers, has awarded the 2009 Roger K. Summit Scholarship for the Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa region to Maurizio Velletri and Nicolas Labat, joint applicants from the Haute Ecole de Gestion (School of Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences) in Geneva, Switzerland. The academic structure of this acclaimed institute encourages group work from the second year through graduation. Mr. Velletri and Mr. Labat will graduate in July 2010. Their scholarship was presented at a ceremony at the Online Information conference in London
Mr. Velletri’s and Mr. Labat’s winning application detailed their research project on RFID technology, particularly its application in libraries to extend Web-like links to physical items.
Dialog’s flagship scholarship program is named in honor of Dialog’s founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing the technology behind online information retrieval. Two scholarships are awarded annually, one to a graduate student enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences program in the Americas and one in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Scholarship winners must fulfill a number of criteria that include demonstrating proficiency in using Dialog® on-line services, academic achievement, and interest in the field of electronic information services.
For more information about the Roger K. Summit scholarship, including past winners, visit www.dialog.com.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.