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Joyce Wins Prize to Attend Conferences Focused on Middle East

November 19, 2016
School of Information and Library Science

Anthony Joyce, a first-year master’s of library sciences student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received the George N. Atiyeh Prize to help cover the cost of attending the Middle East Librarians Association meeting Nov. 15-17 and the Middle East Studies Association of North America meeting Nov., 17-20, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Recipients are chosen based on their curriculum vitae and a personal statement describing their background in Middle Eastern studies, career goals and motivation for attending the meetings. Joyce lived in Egypt and studied at the American University in Cairo from 2007 to 2008. He holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of Texas at Austin and can speak, read and write in Arabic. He hopes to use his degree from SILS to help support library systems in developing countries, particularly within the Middle East.

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