THE 2023 Wert Award

The Lucille M. Wert Student Scholarship is awarded annually and is designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of chemistry and information to pursue graduate study in library, information, or computer science. The CINF Awards Committee reviewed the applications during the Spring ACS Meeting, and is very pleased to announce that the 2023 recipient is Emma Garlock.

Emma is a graduate student in the McGill University Master of Information Studies program. She received a Masters in molecular biology and biochemistry from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelors in biochemistry from Mount Allison University. She recognizes the importance of scientific communication and aspires to evaluate ways that such communication can be optimized for different audiences - ranging from people without formal scientific training to scientific experts. She aims to develop a set of professional values that will enhance the relation between scientific researchers and information personnel.