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.