September 2014 Alumni News

Leslie Worrell Christianson (MSLS 2004), assistant professor/librarian at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, spoke at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Information Literacy Satellite Meeting in Limerick, Ireland in August 2014. Her presentation highlighted the work she and fellow librarian Julia Watson (Bucks County, PA) have been doing with nuns in Africa through the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program. See:

http://www.nj.com/south-jersey-towns/index.ssf/2014/09/kingsway_graduate_speaks_on_in.html

 

Kathy Kelly (MSLS 1994) received the 2014 Member of the Year Award from the DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA), for her work as Volunteer Coordinator for the chapter. This award is presented to a chapter member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the chapter, public service activities, assistance in professional development promotion of special librarianship, or publication of a professional paper. See the DC/SLA 2014 Open House/Volunteer Celebration Re-Cap: http://dc.sla.org/2014/09/20/event-recap-chapter-open-house-2014-a-celebration-of-members-and-volunteers/

 

Larry Roeder (MSLS 1977) has joined the Department of Library Science to help with the accreditation process. Prior to this, Larry was Chief Librarian at Blair House and a career diplomat with a focus on economic negotiations and crisis management (wars and natural disasters). In his State Department career, Larry developed the UN’s first disaster information management website (www.reliefweb.int) and was asked to manage GDIN, a global partnership of academics, NGOs, the UN, the Red Cross movement, companies and governments, that used information derived from satellites and other platforms and services. GDIN focused on early warning of emergencies and providing quick reaction data. Larry has also written and edited a number of books under the Springer.com label.

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