According to an SLA press release:
News Division Chair-Elect Elizabeth “Eli” Edwards, a temporary research librarian at the Seattle-based law firm of Foster Pepper PLLC, is the recipient of SLA’s 2011 Diversity and Leadership Development Program Award, sponsored by EBSCO.
Eli is quoted in the release as saying “SLA has been an invaluable resource for me since I joined as a new MLIS student. But SLA is not just a resource; it’s a community of passionate, dedicated professionals who have served their clients and peers ably and are resolved to meet the challenges of 21st century librarianship and information management. I am exceptionally pleased and honored to be awarded by SLA and I look forward to contributing as a leader, to SLA and the profession at large.”