The art of the picturebook is timeless. Just ask anyone, and chances are they will remember that special book from their childhood — a book that ultimately taught them about life and the world around them. Thanks to the efforts of the late Kenneth L. Marantz, Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University, and his wife, Sylvia, a former school librarian, many more generations of children will share in that priceless experience.
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SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was one of three faculty members honored by Kent State University for Outstanding Research and Scholarship in 2014. Competition for this honor is strong; Zeng is the first SLIS faculty member to receive the honor, as well as the first in the College of Communication and Information.
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University has entered a collaboration with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to support their initiative in helping veterans connect to education and career opportunities in health care informatics and information management.
Joanne Kilgour Dowdy woke up the morning of Dec. 26, 2012, to a voice with a purpose. Loud and clear the voice spoke, guiding her in writing her first children’s book, Olympic Hero: Lennox Kilgour’s Story, which tells the story of her father’s journey to becoming a 1952 Olympic bronze medal winner in weightlifting for Trinidad and Tobago.
School of Library and Information Science alumna Bridgette Billingslea of Cleveland Hts., Ohio, was recently promoted to Patient Access Supervisor at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, where she began as a front desk medical receptionist. She now supervises staff members of four outpatient ambulatory medical centers throughout Northeast Ohio, with a fifth clinic in the works.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern at the Preservation Reformatting Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., taught Rachel McPherson a lot about digital technologies that she might not have learned elsewhere.
McPherson served as a digital technology intern for about two months, from August through September 2014, while pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree in Kent State's School of Library and Information Science.
Kent State School of Library and Information Science student Anna Reznik of Austin, Texas, recently completed an unusual online-based internship with the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) will host a reception for its new exhibit in the MuseLab wall gallery — “Museality” — on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in University Library room 330. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. (RSVP requested: http://bit.ly/Museality22Jan2015.)
The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University is seeking nominations of and applications from qualified and outstanding candidates for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions, both at the Assistant Professor level, with preference for research and teaching competencies in:
The School of Library and Information Science is offering a noncredit, one-day skill clinic on SketchUp for Museums on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Registration is required; cost is $35. See details below.
What: SketchUp for Museums skill clinic (non-credit)
Hosted by the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science / museum studies specialization
Taught by Kent State SLIS alumna Emily O’Connor, M.L.I.S. ’13, Environments Designer