Carolyn (Carrie) Burrier Named SLIS Friend of the Year
Carolyn (Carrie) Burrier of North Canton, Ohio, was named the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science Friend of the Year. The award, given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the profession and the school, will be presented at a ceremony at Kent State University on April 25, 2017.
She holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Hiram College and Master of Library Science (1986) from Kent State. A native of East Lyme, Conn., Burrier is currently the youth services coordinator at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, a position she has held since 1999. Burrier has served as a part-time instructor for the iSchool as president of the Alumni Council.
According to the faculty nomination, Burrier “has served as president of the SLIS alumni council for the past five years or so. She’s done a terrific job of helping the group come together and remain engaged, even through our changes in leadership. She speaks at our annual alumni/student awards programs and encourages new alums to remain connected to the school as well.”
The School of Library and Information Science (iSchool) at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM), with concentrations in health informatics, knowledge management and user experience design. In addition, the iSchool participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the College of Communication and Information. With more than 700 students enrolled, the iSchool has the largest graduate program at Kent State. Its M.L.I.S. is the only American Library Association-accredited master’s program in Ohio and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top 20 LIS programs. For more information, visit ischool.kent.edu.