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LSU Student Mallarie Bishop Recognized for Outstanding Service to LSU Libraries

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From left to right: Mallarie Bishop, Zehra "Zee Zee" Zamin, and Mohammad Zamin; Credit: Behnoush Tavasolinia, LSU.

LSU Libraries is pleased to announce Mallarie Bishop as the 2024 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship recipient. She is one of 10 undergraduate student workers to receive this annual scholarship for their dedication, commitment, and passion for service to the Libraries since it was first awarded in 2015.  

The LSU Libraries employs more students than any academic department on campus, affording them opportunities to work in an environment that understands their needs as students while providing them with the practical workplace experience they need to succeed in their careers. 

“My employment with LSU Libraries has been a crucial part of my undergraduate career. This job has given me far more opportunities than I can ever imagine, and I owe it to LSU Libraries for helping me achieve my goals,” Bishop said. 

Bishop has worked in the Digital Access and Discoveries department for the past three years. Her work requires a broad understanding of how multiple departments within the library function and involves locating electronic resources or other educational resources requested by patrons within LSU Libraries’ databases. 

Currently, she is majoring in biological sciences and participating in the GeauxTeach STEM program, which allows students to pursue an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics while earning a secondary teaching certification at the same time. 

Outside of class and work, Bishop participates in many extracurriculars. Currently, she serves as the Director of New Member Events for Delta Zeta Sorority and as an ambassador in LSU Ambassadors, a group of students dedicated to promoting spirit and unity among LSU students and providing service to both the LSU community and local communities. In 2022-2023, she served as vice president for the College of Science in LSU Student Government’s College Council. 

“[Mallarie’s] work in student government puts her focus on the needs of the LSU community which carries over to her library job where she focuses on providing access to e-resources or educational needs. [She] is consistently personable, courteous, and helpful to library patrons. She puts herself in the place of the patron to fully perceive their needs and meet those needs to the best of her ability” said Jeremy Fontenot, LSU Libraries’ Electronic Access Specialist and Mallarie’s supervisor. 

10 Years of Zamin Scholars

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship, and LSU Libraries would like to thank the Zamin family for their continued commitment to LSU Libraries. 

General Syed Ali Zamin, for whom the scholarship was named, worked in the LSU Libraries for 14 years following an illustrious career serving in the Pakistan army and later served as a Pakistani ambassador to four countries. At LSU, he was known for his commitment to serving as custodian of the library’s materials and for his extraordinary customer service orientation. In 2014, the Zamin family established a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded annually to an undergraduate student assistant who shares General Zamin’s work ethic and love for LSU. The following is a list of all previous recipients.  

  • Moises Chirinos Aleman, 2023
  • Calla Harper, 2022
  • Christine Gambino, 2021
  • Corinna Dean, 2020
  • Katlyn Bealer, 2019
  • Karielle Davis, 2018
  • Sarah Mahler, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • Cynthea Corfah, Spring 2017
  • Rachel Shirley, Fall 2016
  • Alantra Jackson, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
  • Rachel Shirley, Spring 2015
LSU Libraries includes the LSU Library and the adjacent Hill Memorial Library. Together, the libraries contain more than 4 million volumes and provide additional resources such as expert staff, technology, services, electronic resources, and facilities that advance research, teaching, and learning across every discipline.
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