School of Library and Information Science to Celebrate Alumni Awards Oct. 17

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University announces its alumni award winners for 2011, including honors for Alumni of the Year, Friend of the Year and nine other awards based on areas of scholarship and specialization. The recipients will be recognized at a dinner program on Monday, Oct. 17, from 5:30 p.m., in Room 206 of the Kent Student Center. The cost to attend is $25 per person. Reservations are required.

The Alumna of the Year Award is given to a graduate who has made a significant contribution to the profession. This year's winner, Andrea Muto, M.L.S. '98, is a senior legal advisor for a USAID project in Pristina, Kosovo, where she has been working since April 2011 to develop a new master's program (LL.M.) in contracts and commercial law. She is also responsible for library materials selection and acquisition for the program, which began in fall of 2011.

The 2011 SLIS Friend of the Year Award, which honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the school, goes to Deva Walker, M.L.S. '01, of University Heights, Ohio. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Eastern Michigan University and an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University. Through the years, she worked in almost every library department from children to adult, most recently as interim branch manager for Cleveland Public Library, until her retirement last year.

Read more about these and other award winners. Guests may park at the Student Center visitor lot. Bring your ticket to be validated at the registration table.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Flo Cunningham at or 330-672-0003.

POSTED: Monday, October 03, 2011 12:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 07:21 PM