Alumni & Friends Council

The Alumni and Friends Council of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University provides alumni with the opportunity to mentor students, build useful and sound collaborations and support the School through contributions of time, talent and financial gifts.

Council members welcome input on how you can become personally involved in supporting the School and our studentss. For more information, contact Council President Carrie Burrier at Council members include:  

  • Council president: Carolyn Burrier, M.L.S. ‘86, Akron-Summit County Public Library
  • Council Vice President: Evan Struble, M.L.I.S. ’04, State Library of Ohio


  • Bill Barrow, M.L.S. '98, Cleveland State University
  • Jason A. Crabill, M.L.I.S. ’07, Ohio Historical Society
  • Jaime Declet, M.L.I.S. ‘06, Cleveland Public Library
  • Laura Dowler, M.L.I.S. '06, ITT Technical Institute
  • Sasha Griffin, M.L.I.S. ’09, Denison University
  • Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ‘91, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
  • Shea Ann Herzog, M.L.I.S. ’09, Clark County Law Library
  • Bryan Howard, M.L.I.S. ’10, London (OH) Public Library
  • Sheba Marcus-Bey, M.L.S.'99, East Cleveland Public Library
  • Elizabeth Miyajima, M.L.I.S. '12, Hudson, Ohio
  • Trent Roberts, M.L.I.S. ‘09, Circleville City Schools
  • Ellie Ward, M.L.I.S. '05, Akron Art Museum
  • Bob Williams, M.L.S. ‘92, retired

All alumni can support the school in the following ways:

  • Attend the annual Celebration of Alumni and Student Success.
  • Offer internships and real-world work experience for students in professional environments.
  • Stay connected with the program that provided an exceptional foundation for your success.
  • Give to the School.