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Harper Honored by State School Library Association

Posted Sep. 23, 2013

Meghan Harper, SLISMeghan Harper, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, has received the 2013 Presidential Award from the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA). The Presidential Award honors individuals in the library field for their service to school libraries. The award will be presented at the upcoming OELMA conference (Oct. 16-18 in Sandusky, Ohio).

According to OELMA president Susan Yutzey, "Dr. Harper’s dedication to school libraries is evident in so many ways.  As a school librarian in Cleveland City Schools and as a Coordinator of Libraries and Technology at Wooster City Schools, she has brought her years of experience to the classroom as she teaches and advises graduate students who seek the school library media specialization at Kent State University. Her publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, presentations and reviews provide professionals in the field with the information they need to be innovative thinkers. Her service to the national associations, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and to American Library Association (ALA) Council, affects all practicing school librarians."

For more information about the School of Library and Information Science, visit www.kent.edu/slis.