Mary Ann Stahr, Ph.D., began teaching for Kent State University in 1997 at the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She recently joined the iSchool faculty here at Kent State as an adjunct instructor for the School Library Media K-12 program. She received her Ph.D. in Education, and her M.L.S., and M.Ed. from Kent State University, after finishing her B.A. in English at Northern Illinois University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher for Early Childhood/Young Adulthood Library Media.
Stahr recently retired from her work as a Library Media Specialist as district coordinator. She served 28 years in the same school district in both the middle and high school as a Library Media Specialist. Through this work, she gained extensive experience advising and supporting faculty with engaging, online learning activities. One of her many notable projects in this position encouraged teachers to integrate novels into Non-Language Arts classrooms. Over the years, Stahr has participated at many conferences focused on the fields of LIS and Education, and has presented all over Ohio. For example, she was a panel participant in “Opioids in Communities-Libraries in Response” in Twinsburg, Ohio (OhioNET) and presented “Dissecting Reading: Common Core Literacy in Science” at an OELMA Conference.
Stahr is also the Executive Director of Kids in the Loop, a non-profit in Ohio that supports children who have one or more parents incarcerated. Lately, Stahr has concentrated on writing courses of studies for K-12 and educational programs for the incarcerated.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the great work they do on one page. Listed below is a small selection of Dr. Stahr’s recent work. Further information can be viewed in her CV or on her LinkedIn page.
Ph.D. - Education - Kent State University
M.L.S. - Kent State University
M.Ed. - Kent State University
B.A. - English - Northern Illinois University
School Library Media K-12
LIS 60607 School Library Management
LIS 60624 Cataloging in School Libraries
LIS 61095 Makerspaces
Principal Investigator on “Health Matters!” which funded instructional materials and school supplies to implement a “Healthy Back to School” event at a prison that included inmates and their children, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon.
“Ohio Reads,” funded cultural diverse ebooks for all buildings in the district, LSTA Grant.
“Meet the Author,” paid for a children’s author to visit and help 9-12 students with writing, Green Foundation.
“Dissecting Reading,” funded hundreds of nonfiction Science books to integrate literacy into the 9-12 Science curriculum, Martha Holden Jennings Educator Grant.
“People Who Fly,” funded nonfiction library books to integrate literacy into the 9-12 Social Studies curriculum, Virginia Hamilton Grant.
“eLiteracy for All,” funded thirty Kindles to aid Special Education students’ literacy, Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words,” funded picture books that art students studied prior to illustrating their own book and added literacy to the Art curriculum, IMPACT II Disseminator Grant.
“Stand and Deliver,” funded nonfiction library books to integrate into the 6-8 Social Studies curriculum, Ohio Department of Education.
“Presidential Unit,” funded nonfiction library books to integrate into the 6-8 Social Studies curriculum, Ohio Department of Education.
“Hail to the Chief,” funded nonfiction library books to integrate into the 6-8 Social Studies curriculum. IMPACT II Disseminator Grant
“Using Primary Documents to Explore Civil Rights Issues,” funded nonfiction library books to integrate into the 6-8 Social Studies curriculum, IMPACT II Adaptor Grant.
Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA)