Belinda Boon, Ph.D., joined the iSchool faculty in 2006. She teaches in the areas of public libraries, collection development and management, and information services, and has extensive experience in library and information science. Prior to joining the Kent State iSchool faculty, she was an adjunct instructor at the University of Texas at Austin iSchool. Her work experience includes managing the Continuing Education and Consulting department at the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and serving as the Director of the Bastrop (TX) Public Library and as the Assistant Branch Manager/Children’s Librarian in the Harris County (TX) Public Libraries. Her professional activities include chairing numerous LSTA grant review committees for the State Library of Ohio, overseeing the development of a statewide library staff certification program as the Chair of the Ohio Library Council’s Library Education Committee, and establishing the “Floyd’s Pick” award as a member of the State Library of Ohio’s Choose to Read Ohio planning committee. She continues to provide professional development and consulting services to academic, public and school libraries nationwide in the areas of collection development and management, youth services, and information sources and services. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; , M.L.I.S., University of Texas at Austin; , B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Collection Development, Reference Services, Children's Library Services, Public Libraries
"The professional development of small community librarians in Texas: A qualitative study of the female experience", Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 26), Emerald Group Publishing Ltd https://doi.org/10.1016/S0732-0671(08)00205-8
Bibliographic research. Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Sage Publications, Inc. 2017
State Library of Ohio Choose to Read Ohio Advisory Board 2009-Present, Virginia Hamilton Conference Planning Committee (Kent State University) 2007-Present), Ohio Library Council Library Education Committee 2010-2015 (Chair 2013; Chair-elect 2012), LSTA Review Board 2009-2015