Doctoral students meet with Laura Bush

On her recent visit to Seattle, former First Lady Laura Bush visited with UW iSchool doctoral students. The students are recipients of fellowships made possible through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians program of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the largest funding body of libraries and museums.

A grant from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians program allowed the iSchool to recruit and enroll a cohort of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in a doctoral fellowship program that has become a model for intensive mentoring in library and information science doctoral education.

Pictured, from left to right, are: Dean Harry Bruce, Cleary Professor Eliza Dresang, Associate Professor Allyson Carlyle, Sheryl Day, Marisa Duarte, former First Lady Laura Bush, Ally Krebs, Beth Patin, Senior Lecturer Lorraine Bruce, and Lassana Magassa.