The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University will honor its top alumni, distinguished friends and outstanding students and recent graduates at events in Kent and Columbus this April.
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The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University has awarded a total of $36,000 in scholarships to 22 students in its Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) degree programs.
Kent State School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) alumna Colleen Meeker never considered her position in knowledge management to be a non-traditional route as a master of library science (M.L.S.) 1994 graduate.
Upon graduation, Meeker began working as a business researcher for EY, a global professional services firm, before moving into the specialization of competitive intelligence.
Joslyn Dalton of Fairview Park, Ohio, currently teaches as an assistant professor in the health information management technology program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). Dalton is also a student in the health informatics Master of Science program at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health information management and systems from The Ohio State University.
Three students in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) doctoral program presented the roundtable discussion “Empowering communities through innovation: Doctoral student perspectives on knowledge navigation in the academic library” at the 2014 Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Annual Conference at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 2014.
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) student Stephanie Dawson Everett was named the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Diversity Scholar for 2014-2015 at the group's annual conference in November 2014. She received a $1,500 scholarship.
Everett is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) at Kent State SLIS, where she is specializing in library management.
School of Library and Information Science alumnus Sammy Davidson, M.L.I.S. ’13, of Akron, Ohio, received the best poster proposal award from the Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
He accepted the cash prize award of $500 at the November 2014 ASIS&T conference in Seattle, where he presented his poster at the session on “Digital Liaisons: Building Communities and Empowering Culture through Digital Libraries.”
The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University welcomes six candidates for two open faculty positions over the next several weeks. Students, alumni and university colleagues are invited to attend the candidate presentations, which will be held in room 332 in the University Library.
Following a national search, Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as the new dean of Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information. Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement.
Deadline: February 28
Each year, two grants up to $1000 each are available for projects to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people particularly, but not exclusively, through the works of Virginia Hamilton. Each year the committee awards one grant to a K-12 teacher, and one will be awarded to a school library or youth services librarian in a public library.