2018 Code4Lib Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the Code4Lib 2018 Conference Diversity Scholarship awardees. Through the generosity of our sponsors and the Code4lib community we were able to award 13 scholarships to defray costs associated with attending the conference. We received a large number of applications from highly qualified candidates this year, and it was a humbling experience for the committee to select just 13 awardees. Congratulations to all Code4Lib scholarship recipients!

Nicola Andrews  
Nicky Andrews is an NCSU Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University; cross-appointed within the Learning Spaces & Services and Libraries Human Resources departments. Through her work, she hopes to help ensure that digital spaces and learning technologies uphold equity and accessibility, and is excited to learn alongside her Code4Lib colleagues.

Carly Bogen
Carly is the Manager of Digital Programs at the NYC Department of Records & Information Services. She is thrilled to collaborate with the Code4Lib community in order to advance the city's ability to use technology to preserve and provide access to the historical and contemporary records of New York City government.

Laura Chuang  
Laura Chuang is the Web Services Librarian at a major corporate law firm in Toronto, where she does legal research, advocates for process improvement, and soothes technology anxiety. She is eager to connect with the Code4Lib community and learn more about sustainably integrating technology into her everyday practice.

Yi Ding

Lev Earle

Crystal Felima  
Crystal Felima is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies Data Curation at the University of Florida. By connecting with the Code4Lib community, Felima is excited to learn more from a range of individuals including librarians, curators, and programmers to enhance her skills in technology and to further her emerging interests in digital scholarship.

Tiffany Henry

Alyssa Loera  
Alyssa Loera is the head of Digital Services & Technology at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has a deep interest in the intersection between analog and digital materials, and how those resources can become more accessible and usable to the greater population. Code4Lib seems like the perfect place to explore technology and connect with curious individuals.

Dominique Luster
Dominique Luster is a proud Kentuckian, transplanted to Pittsburgh for school and work; and currently serve as the Teenie Harris Archivist at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Teenie Harris Archive consists of almost 80,000 black and white images dating from the 1930s to the 1970s; documenting what might be one of the most complete insights into African American urban life at that time.

Sonoe Nakasone  
Sonoe Nakasone is Lead Librarian for Metadata Technologies at NCSU Libraries. She's excited to make it to Code4Lib this year, learn a lot in the process, and finally go to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Gina Nortonsmith  
Gina Nortonsmith is a first year MLIS student at University at Buffalo, concentrating in archives and special collections, expecting to graduate December, 2019. She is a lawyer who has also worked as an administrator at undergraduate and graduate programs, and has taught students from elementary school to graduate level.

Mattie Schraeder  
Mattie Schraeder is a PHP and C# developer, creator of the C# MARC Editor application and library, and former employee of Bound to Stay Bound Books.

Jessica Whu
Jessica Whu is a Web Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, where her work with information design, web development and user experience intersects with her passion for people, communities and user-centred services. Jess is looking forward to learning, collaborating and connecting with the Code4Lib community.

Made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and community

Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements

  • Applicants must be a member of a group not well-represented within the code4lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, non-binary gender identities, etc. We also invite applications from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that don't fit into the categories listed above.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must be interested in actively engaging with the Code4Lib community. For more information about Code4Lib, see the About Code4Lib Page.
  • The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.

Registration Details

Registration spots and hotel rooms are being held for scholarship recipients. If you can attend only if you receive a scholarship, there is no need to register for the conference or book a hotel room when registration opens. Code4Lib will assist you with both registration and hotel arrangements.

If you register for the conference or book a hotel room, you will be reimbursed along with other expenses. Reimbursement for expenses will be provided to recipients during the conference.

How to Apply

Applications for diversity scholarships are not currently being collected. When we are accepting applications, this site will detail what is required.

Diversity Scholarships Angel Fund

As part of the Code4Lib community's ongoing commitment to helping under-represented groups excel in computing and technology, we offer multiple scholarships to attend the annual conference.

In addition to seeking organization sponsors for scholarships, we are accepting donations from individuals who would like to support the scholarship program. Individual donors will be thanked on the Scholarship page, though anonymous donation is also possible.

All funds raised will help pay for transportation, accommodation, and conference registration costs for Code4Lib's Diversity Scholarships recipients for our annual conference. Please feel free to direct any question to

Matching Funds are our new initiative to raise Diversity Scholarship funds and to double your donation’s impact! Generous individuals in the code4lib community have pledged to match funds once a Matching Fund goal is reached. When donating to the Angel Fund, you can designate which Matching Fund you would like to contribute.