Hiram College

Jessica Olin, Information Literacy/Instruction Librarian, has won a $1,000 raffle to buy books for the Hiram College Library. The prize was given by VanitaBooks in Akron, Ohio, which specializes in children’s books. Olin said she plans to use the money to enhance the existing children’s literature and curriculum collections.

Olin entered the raffle while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., which ran from June 24 through June 29. While at the conference, Olin viewed many exhibits from around the world and attended several educational sessions, including one on how librarians can help students make the transition from high school to college.

VanitaBooks specializes in stories that “help children work through those life experiences we adults call ‘growing up.’ They can be as universal as getting a pet or being afraid of bees. Or they can be as complicating as learning about disability or being an adopted sibling.”