AGS Library Curator Awarded Prestigious European Study Grant

Marcy BidneyMarcy Bidney, Curator of the UWM Libraries’ American Geographical Society Library, has been selected to receive the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project, “Where the Water Flows: Documenting Collections of late 19th and early 20th century Nautical Charts.”

Sponsored by the Walter de Gruyter Foundation for Scholarship and Research, the grant provides €2,500 to support a trip to Europe. The primary criterion for awarding the grant is the significance and utility of the proposed project as a contribution to the study of the acquisition, organization or use of library resources from or relating to Europe.

Bidney joined the American Geographical Society Library as Curator in 2012. She received her MLIS from Drexel University, her MA in Geography/Urban Studies from Temple University, and her BA in Geography, from Rowan University.

Bidney will receive the award check in June during the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

More on her award at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/03/bidney-named-2017-acrl-wess-sees-de-gruyter-grant-winner