Denison University's Director of Libraries Receives Fulbright Senior Specialists Award
Posted: September 25, 2006
GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Lynn Scott Cochrane, director of libraries at Denison University, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialist project in Thailand. She will serve at a consortium of four university libraries under the leadership of Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok during January-March 2007, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Cochrane will give advice and provide instruction to enable library staff at Naresuan, Khonkaen, Taksin, and Srinakharinwirot University libraries to offer improved service to their users. In particular, she will share with her Thai colleagues best practices in reference and information fluency in a digital environment.
A graduate of North Mecklenburg (N.C.) High School, Cochrane earned her bachelor's degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She also earned a master's degree from the Catholic University of America's School of Library and Information Science and a doctorate in public administration and policy at Virginia Tech.
Cochrane is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world.
The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. Over 285,000 emerging leaders in their professional fields have received Fulbright awards, including individuals who later became heads of government, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders in education, business, journalism, the arts and other fields.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement. Among thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, chairman of the board of Intel Corporation. Distinguished Fulbright Senior Specialist participants include Mahmoud Ayoub, professor of religion at Temple University, Heidi Hartmann, president and CEO, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Percy R. Luney, Jr. dean and professor, College of Law, Florida A&M University and Emily Vargas-Barone, founder and executive director of the RISE Institute.
For further information about the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, please consult www.cies.org
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