Bradley J. Kuykendall, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Lincoln University in Missouri, has been selected as the 2017 Global Financial Data Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award, administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA. The award, sponsored by Global Financial Data, consists of $1,250 to support attendance to the ALA Annual Conference.
Kuykendall, current Executive Board member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and a recent Spectrum Scholar, was selected in recognition of the substantial promise and dedication he has shown at the start of his career as an academic business librarian. Especially notable is his passion for financial information literacy, and for teaching personal finance skills to the students of Lincoln University.
Before his career at Lincoln, Kuykendall received his MSLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. During his Master’s program, he worked at John Deere Innovation Technology Center performing research with mechanical and industrial engineers using his LIS skills in data collecting.
Kuykendall will be honored at the RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception held from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. All conference attendees are invited to the event. Additional event details will be available on the conference website in April.
The Global Financial Data Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award selection committee includes: Michael R. Oppenheim (Chair), Ashley S. Dees, Patrick Joseph Griffis, and Cristina Springfield.