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SILS Grad Students Zekun Hu and Halley Hair Receive MER Conference Scholarships

Release date: April 24, 2015


Zekun Hu and Halley Hair, graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded scholarships to attend the 2015 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, May 18-20.

The scholarships, funded by MER sponsors Cohasset Associates, are awarded each year to students from a select set of library and information schools. The scholarships at SILS were initiated in 2006 by Christopher (Cal) Lee, Frances Carroll McColl Term Associate Professor at SILS. The awards cover the cost of the conference registration ($1,795), as well as several meals and receptions. In return, scholarship winners arrive at MER a day early and help run the conference.

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Bob Williams is the founder and president of Cohasset Associates, Inc. and founder of the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, (MER).Mr. Williams is renowned for his leadership in addressing the legal, technical, and operational challenges associated with the life-cycle management of records, especially electronic records.  He has edited two definitive legal research studies: Legality of Microfilm and Legality of Optical Storage.  His also has overseen many industry white papers focused on compliance the SEC’s requirements for the storage of computer stored information (CSI).As a renowned speaker, Mr. Williams has given more than 1,000 presentations at briefings, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America.Mr. Williams’ primary focus now is organizing, running, and co-chairing the MER, Cohasset’s nationally renowned conference on managing electronic records

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