EPL Librarian Receives Janice Smuda Children’s Librarianship Award
Euclid Librarian Kristen Zajac will receive the Janice Smuda Children’s Librarianship Award from Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (iSchool) this month. This award is presented to an iSchool graduate who, as a student, demonstrated creativity, leadership, and dedication to children’s librarianship through outstanding academic achievement. Zajac holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Theater with a specialization in Youth Theater and Puppetry from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Library and Information Science (2016) from Kent State. A native of Wickliffe, Zajac is currently a Youth Services Librarian at EPL and hopes to inspire young children to pursue their curiosities and passions through the many resources that are available to them.
The award will be presented at a ceremony at Kent State University on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
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 www.kent.edu/slis.
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