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Mary Anne Nichols

Associate Lecturer


Education

  • M.L.S., Kent State University
  • B.S. (Marketing), University of Akron

Professional Experience

  • Associate Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track - Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, August 2006 to present
  • Series Co-Editor - Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians, Libraries Unlimited, April 1999 - present
  • Adjunct Faculty - Kent State University School of Library and Information Science
  • School Age and Young Adult Librarian- Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron, Ohio

Honors and Awards

  • Kent State University College of Communication and Information Outstanding Teaching Award (2012)
  • Kent State University Graduate Applause (2008) (2010)
  • Ohio Library Foundation Research Award for Outstanding Publication in the Field of Library Service (1999)
  • United States Title IIB Library Career Training Fellowship (1992)

Courses Taught by Mary Anne Nichols

  • LIS 60608 The Public Library
  • LIS 60609 Marketing the Library
  • LIS 60626 Library Materials and Services to Young Adults
  • LIS 60629 Library Materials and Services to School Aged Children
  • LIS 61095 ST: Issues and Strategies for Serving Teens in Public Libraries

Workshops

  • YA Best Bets: A Literature Update
  • Thinking Outside the Book: Non-print Materials for Teens in Libraries
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Monographs

  • Nichols, Mary Anne. Merchandising Library Materials to Young Adults. Englewood, CO.: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
  • Nichols, Mary Anne (co-editor). Young Adults and Public Libraries: A Handbook of Materials and Services. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Articles

  • "Reality Check: Teaching Future Leaders in Teen Services." VOYA June 2013.
  • "Picture Perfect: Picture Books for Teens." VOYA, December 2011. Co-Writer with Carolyn Brodie.
  • "Spreading the Word: Selling Summer Reading." YAttitudes, Spring 2005. Co-Writer with C. Allen Nichols.
  • "Young Adult Services in the Future." Ohio Libraries Spring 2000.
  • "The State of Young Adult Library Services in Ohio." Ohio Libraries. Spring/Summer 1996.
  • "Who Are You What Do You Want: Marketing Young Adult Services." Ohio Libraries. Fall 1999.
Research Areas
  • Teen Library Materials and Services
  • School-Age Library Materials and Services
  • Public Library Services
  • Marketing Library Services
Affiliations

 American Library Association

  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks Selection Committee Member (2012-2013)
  • YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Selection Committee Member (2011-2012)
  • YALSA Margaret A. Edwards Committee Member (2008-2010)
  • YALSA Excellence in Library Services to YAs Jury Member (2007)
  • YALSA Editorial Advisory Board; Member (2005-2006)
  • Chair (2007) Grolier Award Committee (1997-1998)

Ohio Library Council

  • James Cook Book Award Selection Committee Member (2008-2009)
  • Library Services to Children and Teens Conference Planning Member (2008)
  • Editor, OH YA! : A Manual for Library Staff Who Work With Young Adults (2001)
  • Awards and Honors Committee (1999-2001)
  • Young Adult Services Division; Secretary (1996); Assistant Coordinator/Coordinator-elect (1997); Coordinator (1998)
  • Chosen to participate in Library Leadership 2000 (1995 class) and Advanced Library Leadership 2000 (1998 class)

Ohio Educational Library Media Association

  • Member (2007-present)

Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Youth Advisory Board member

Kent State University School of Library and Information Science 

  • Alumni and Friends Council Founding member (1997) Secretary (1997-1999)

Beta Phi Mu: The Library and Information Science Honor Society Member

  • KSU SLIS Faculty Representative

CAMLS Regional Library System

  • Young Adult Services Committee (1993-2000); Chair (1997-1998); Secretary (1995-1996)
  • Young Adult Mentoring Task Force (1995-1996)
Mary Anne Nichols
OFFICE
School of Library and Information Science
314 Library
OFFICE HOURS

Fall 2013 Office Hours 

Online via Blackboard Instant Messenger or Skype (please email ahead to set up Skype):

Mondays 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Appointments in Kent can be arranged by emailing mnichol1@kent.edu

 

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-0029
Fax: 330-672-7965
mnichol1@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Spring 2014
  • LIS 60608 - 001 The Public Library
  • LIS 60626 - 001 Lib Serv - Young Adults
  • LIS 60670 - 055 Culminating Experience
Summer 2014
  • LIS 60626 - 001 Lib Serv - Young Adults
  • LIS 60629 - 001 Lib Mat Serv Children
  • LIS 60670 - 025 Culminating Experience
Fall 2014
  • LIS 60609 - 001 Marketing The Library
  • LIS 60626 - 001 Library Mats / Services To Teens
  • LIS 61095 - 002 St : Issues And Strategies