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University library staff member named Knowledge River Scholar

Suzanne Mancillas, a member of the New Mexico State University Library classified staff, has been accepted into Knowledge River, a center for the study of Hispanic and Native American information issues.


ge River is located at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science. Scholars accepted into the program receive a $12,000 fellowship and full tuition support for one year. The program will give Mancillas the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in information resources and library science with a focus on Hispanic and Native American issues.

Knowledge River is a graduate level program that incorporates cultural authenticity into courses geared to the needs and interests of Native Americans and Hispanics. Participants in the program learn skills in librarianship and after graduation they are encouraged to help members of the community use information and technology to improve their lives.

Sarah Wheeler
July 1, 2002