Ayorinde receives Jira Scholarship

Elizabeth Ayorinde
Elizabeth Ayorinde

MSLIS student Elizabeth Ayorinde has been awarded the Helen Jira Scholarship from the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI). The scholarship provides up to $5,000 towards tuition and/or other educational expenses for students pursuing a master's degree in library and information science. HSLI sponsors and supports activities that promote and develop health science library services in Illinois.

Ayorinde, who holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington University, is passionate about making health information accessible to all. She works at the University of Illinois Springfield Library and is a Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) graduate assistant. After graduation, Ayorinde would like to find employment in an academic medical library.

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