2024 Sherrie Kristin Scholarship awardee

Katie UtschigAs part of the celebration of Building Bridges ELUNA awards the Sherrie Kristin Memorial Scholarship. The award provides recipients with complimentary registration and accommodation to the annual conference. This is always a competitive award, with many nominations submitted each year.

The ELUNA Steering Committee honors the memory and the many contributions of the late Sherrie Kristin with an annual ELUNA conference scholarship in her name. Sherrie contributed decades of service to the EndUser and ELUNA user groups, serving as a Regional User Group leader, a Product Working Group Chair and a Steering Committee member. Of particular note was her dedicated work to ensure the success of ELUNA events.  Sherrie contributed untold hours and energy toward planning and organizational tasks because she believed the knowledge gained and peer networks built through the EndUser and ELUNA communities directly contributed to both individual and institutional success.

  • The 2024 winner is Katie Utschig, the SWITCH Library Consortium coordinator.   She has a track record of leadership with Alma administration and Alma-L sharing, and the committee believes in the spirit of Sherrie Kristin.  She demonstrated her commitment to active learning and participation within the library community through her submission.  As noted by her reference letter, paraphrased a specific line, the a-ha moment from a conference – how to assist someone with a problem or helping another with a problem you have already solved sometimes can only be accomplished by meeting and speaking at a conference.


Katie will be presented with a certificate during the opening ceremonies Wednesday morning at ELUNA 2024, May 15, 2024, Minneapolis, MN.  Come join us!