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Kent State Professor Named 2012 Distance Learning Visionary by Ohio Library Association

Posted Jan. 30, 2012
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Kenneth Burhanna, associate professor
and head of Instructional Services for
Kent State University Libraries, has been
named the Academic Library Association of
Ohio’s (ALAO) 2012 Distance Learning
Visionary.

Kenneth Burhanna, associate professor and head of Instructional Services for Kent State University Libraries, has been named the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s (ALAO) 2012 Distance Learning Visionary.

Burhanna's leadership and vision in supporting distance learning has been demonstrated through his commitment to developing strategic partnerships on campus, providing professional development opportunities, and by developing support tools and resources for librarians and instructors. Burhanna will share more of his distance learning experience and philosophy at the 2012 Distance Learning Interest Group (DLIG) Spring Workshop in a session titled "A Strategic Action Plan for Distance Learning Support."

“It’s another way University Libraries is helping Kent State meets its strategic goals and support student success,” Burhanna says. “We strive to support instructors and students in all learning environments, and as more courses have been offered online, we’ve been working hard to connect students to library resources and support learning outcomes in these courses.”

Burhanna’s achievement will be formally recognized at the fall 2012 ALAO conference. For more about the Distance Learning Visionary and the spring workshop, visit the ALAO website at www.alaoweb.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1207848.

The DLIG Spring Workshop is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 11, at the Voice of America Learning Center located in West Chester, Ohio.

Burhanna may be contacted at kburhann@kent.edu.