SLIS to Honor Alums & Friends of the Year, plus Student Scholars and Recent Graduates

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University will honor its top alumni, distinguished friends and outstanding students and recent graduates at events in Kent and Columbus this April.

The annual Celebration of Alumni and Student Success will take place on Wednesday, April 16, at the SLIS site in the State Library of Ohio in Columbus, for alumni, students and friends in southern/central Ohio, and on Thursday, April 24, at SLIS on the Kent Campus, for those in northern/northeast Ohio. Events in both locations start at 6 p.m. and are open to all; there is no charge to attend, but a reservation is requested.

Among those being honored are Rollie James Welch, LIS Alumnus of the Year, and Jason Shawbell, IAKM Alumnus of the Year. VanitaBooks of Akron, Ohio, is this year's Friend of the Year.

Event details are as follows:

Columbus — Wednesday, April 16
Hors d'oeuvres reception, 6 to 8 p.m.; brief program at 6:30 p.m.
State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Ave., Columbus 43201

RSVP (Columbus) by April 11

Kent — Thursday, April 24
Hors d'oeuvres reception, 6 to 8 p.m.; brief program at 6:30 p.m.
SLIS, Kent State University, 3rd Floor University Library

RSVP (Kent) by April 21

Contact: Flo Cunningham

POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 12:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 06:58 PM