2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees

Karryl Kim Sagun

Karryl Kim Sagun

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Karryl Kim Sagun is a PhD candidate at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Having worked as a librarian prior to pursuing further studies, her research interests revolve around print culture, traditional publishing, bookstores, librarianship, and qualitative research methods.

Jenny McFadden

Jenny McFadden

Wor-Wic Community College, Maryland, USA

Jenny McFadden holds a B.A. in English from Flagler College and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Salisbury University. She earned her doctorate in Literacy, also from Salisbury, in May of 2018. She is a qualitative researcher interested in writing identities, composing practices in and out of formal educational contexts, and the literacy experiences of multiracial individuals and students of color. Jenny teaches developmental English at Wor-Wic Community College. She has presented at national conferences hosted by NCTE and NCTEAR, and international conferences including CEE, The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and The International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries. Jenny resides in Delaware with her husband and two daughters.

Faiza Bashir

Faiza Bashir

Government College for Women, Township, Lahore, Pakistan

Faiza Bashir is an energetic and ambitious young professional in the field of Library and Information Science. She is doing PhD in Library and Information Science from Minhaj University, Lahore. She completed her Masters in Philosophy from the same University in 2014. She did her Masters in Library Science (2003) and History (2006) from University of the Punjab. Faiza started her career as a librarian in 2003; currently, she is serving as Assistant Professor of Library Science at Queen Mary College, Lahore. She has published her research work in well reputed international and national journals.

​Jasmine Sykes-Kunk

​Jasmine Sykes-Kunk

Clarion University, Pennsylvania, USA

Jasmine Sykes-Kunk is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Clarion University where she is concentrating in Local and Archival Studies. Jasmine’s research focuses on ways to center and amplify the unheard voices within the historical narratives of the United States. Additionally, she is interested in the development of information literacy skills to the next generation of librarians and researchers. Jasmine is honored to be an Emerging Scholar at the 16th International Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries.

In Their Words

It was an interesting cultural and ideas exchange. It has made me learn to address different persons and their needs or moods in many different effective ways."

2014 Awardee

I will feel more able and confident to attend conferences in the future."

Denise Rose Hansen, 2015 Awardee

My technical skills were improved and I enjoyed the experience of chairing sessions. I also learned from presenters whom I otherwise may not have chosen."

Catherine Gamble, 2017 Awardee