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Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D.

Professor

Education
  • Ph.D. (Library Science), Texas Woman's University
  • M.Ed., Texas Woman's University
  • M.L.S., Vanderbilt University
  • M.S.E., University of Central Arkansas
  • B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas

Professional Experience

  • Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, August 1989 to the present (tenured and promoted to Associate Professor, fall 1995; promoted to Professor, fall 2003).
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, Fall 1988-Summer 1989.
  • Elementary School Library Media Specialist, Hillside Academy for Excellence, Garland, TX, August 1987-June 1989.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Texas Woman's University, Summer 1986
  • Doctoral Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Texas Woman's University, Spring 1985/Summer 1986.
  • Elementary School Library Media Specialist, Earl Luna Elementary School, Garland, TX, August 1985-June 1987.
  • High School Librarian/English Teacher, England Public Schools, England, AR, August 1981-June 1985.
  • Adult Education Instructor, England School District, England, AR, August 1983-June 1985.
  • Second Grade Teacher, Title-I, England Elementary School, England, AR, August 1979-June 1981.

Courses Taught by Dr. Brodie

  • 60607 School Library Media Center
  • 60625 Library Materials and Services for the Very Young Child
  • 60626 Library Materials and Services for Young Adults
  • 60629 Library Materials and Services for School-Age Children
  • 60630 Reference Sources and Services for Youth

Workshops

  • Children's Poetry Pizzazz
  • Connecting Cultures (with Dr. Byerly)
  • Is that a Fact? Non-Fiction Materials for Children
  • Ohio Children's Literature
  • Start Your Engines (with Dr. Byerly)
  • WWW for Adults Working with Children (with Dr. Byerly)
  • WWW for Adults Working with Young Adults (with Dr. Byerly)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Books

Book Chapters

Journal Columns

  • Monthly column in School Library Media Activities Monthly. (Over 150 columns written.)

Grants and Related Funding

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services. "New School Librarians and Smaller Learning Communities: Educating the Next Generation of School Library Media Specialists." Pending funding of $486,621. Serving as co-principal investigator. (with Greg Byerly and Meghan Harper)
  • National Science Foundation. "Transforming K-12 Teacher-Librarian Partnership: Integrating NSDL Mathematics and Science Resources into the Classroom." Pending funding of $747,636. Serving as co-principal investigator.
  • United States Department of Education. Additional funding for the "Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education." Federal appropriation in April 2004 in the amount of $750,000. Serving as co-principal investigator and part of the grant team.
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services. "New Librarians, New Leaders: Educating the Next Generation of School Library Media Specialists and Young Adult Librarians." Proposal funded in November 2003 in the amount requested of $392,245. (with Greg Byerly)
  • Institute for Museum and Library Services. Creation of the "Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education." Federal appropriation in February 2003 in the amount of $1,987,000. Serving as Principal Investigator and part of the grant team.
  • "Creating a Children's Resource Center." The Reinberger Foundation (Cleveland, OH) Proposal funded in the amount of $240,000, February 2002. (with Greg Byerly)
  • Accessibility of Electronic Resources: Training MLIS Students in Adaptive Technology." State Library of Ohio LSTA Grant. Proposal funded in the amount requested: $14,759 (with Greg Byerly). Sited by the State Library of Ohio as one of the five exemplary programs among all LSTA grantees in this category.
  • United States Office of Education Title II-B Institute Grant, Library Resources and Human Development Program (for New Partners, New Technologies). Proposal funded in the amount requested August 1997:  $79,568.  (with Greg Byerly)
  • United States Office of Education Title II-B Library Training Grant for three specializing in services for youth and adults with elective course work in technology, Library Resources and Human Development Program.  Proposal funded for $88,000 September 1996.  (with Greg Byerly)
  • United States Office of Education Institute Grant, Library Resources and Human Development Program (for Partnering Library Resources and Technologies for Young Adults).  Proposal funded in the amount requested September 1996:  $61,425.  (with Greg Byerly)
  • United States Office of Education Institute Grant, Library Resources and Human Development Program (for Ensuring Equity of Information Services:  The Essential Role of Youth Services Librarians).  Proposal funded in the amount requested June 1995:  $60,529.  (with Greg Byerly)
  • United States Office of Education Title II-B Library Training Grant for three specialized children's librarians with elective course work in technology, Library Resources and Human Development Program.  Proposal funded for $66,000 June 1995.  (with Greg Byerly)
  • United States Office of Education Institute Grant, Library Resources and Human Development Program (for "Partnerships for Preschoolers:  Reading Readiness 2000).  Proposal funded in the amount requested June 1994:  $72,182.  (with Greg Byerly)
  • United States Office of Education Institute Grant(for "Information Technology and Instruction:  An Institute for the 21st Century).  Awarded June 1993:  $63,001.  (with Greg Byerly)
  • United States Office of Education Title II-B Library Training Grant for the specialized training of three children's librarians with elective course work related to multicultural themes.  Awarded:  $34,400.  Grant period:  June 1993-August 1994.
  • United States Office of Education Title II-B Library Training Grant for the specialized training of ten children's librarians with elective course work related to multicultural themes and early childhood education.  Awarded:  $108,000.  Grant period:  August 1992-October 1993.
  • United States Office of Education Title II-B Library Training Grant for the specialized training of two children's librarians with elective course work in multicultural education. Awarded $21,600.

Honors

  • 2003 Library Journal "Mover and Shakers." (March 2003 Special Supplement)  Named with Dr. Greg Byerly as two of fifty-five of the most innovative librarians working in libraries in the United States and Canada.
  • 1998 Progressive School Library Media Award, Ohio Educational Library Media Association/Winnebago.  Received from the membership of the state organization.
  • Kent State University Office of Cultural Diversity, Creative Contribution Award for the Virginia Hamilton Conference, 1994. Received the award with Dr. Anthony Manna as co-directors of the conference.
Research Areas
  • Children's Authors, Literature, and Library Services
  • Young Adult Materials and Library Services
  • Multicultural Materials for Youth
  • Internet and Young People
Affiliations
Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D.
OFFICE
School of Library and Information Science
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2782
Fax: 330-672-7965
cbrodie@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Spring 2014
  • LIS 60629 - 001 Lib Mat Serv Children
  • LIS 60670 - 041 Culminating Experience
Summer 2014
  • LIS 60670 - 041 Culminating Experience