A doctoral and master’s degree graduate of the School of Information Studies (iSchool) has been honored with her university library’s annual faculty scholarship award.

Dr. Silvia Barcellos Southwick, digital collections metadata librarian at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Lied Library, was recognized with the library’s annual honors for outstanding library faculty scholarship. The award is presented annually on a competitive basis, and comes with an honorary certificate and a $500 stipend.

Dr. Southwick was cited for her scholarly work in the linked data field. According to the library announcement, while having a history of scholarship with linked data, the librarian “outdid even her previous accomplishments by producing 10 scholarly works in 2014, including peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, contributed talks, and a variety of presentations.

Originally from Brazil, Dr. Southwick came to the iSchool to study in the Ph.D. program in information transfer as a student sponsored by the Brazilian government. After graduating with her doctoral degree in 2001, she returned to Brazil to work for several years, then returned to the U.S. in 2004.

She also recently completed her master’s degree in library and information science at the iSchool along with a certificate of advanced study in digital libraries in 2009.