SLIS Alumni & Friends Council

SLIS Alumni & Friends Council President Carrie Burrier, M.L.S. '86
The Alumni and Friends Council of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University provides alumni with the opportunity to mentor students, build useful and sound collaborations, and support SLIS through contributions of time, talent and financial gifts.

Council members welcome input on how you can become personally involved in supporting SLIS and the students we serve. For more information, contact Council President Carrie Burrier at cburrier@akronlibrary.org. Council members include:

  • Council president - Carolyn Burrier, M.L.S. ‘86, Akron-Summit County Public Library
  • Betsy Butler, M.L.I.S. '04, OPERS
  • Jason A. Crabill, M.L.I.S. ’07, Ohio Historical Society
  • Jaime Declet, M.L.I.S. ‘06, Cleveland Public Library
  • Sasha Griffin, M.L.I.S. ’09, Luther College in Decorah, Ia.
  • Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ‘91, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
  • Shea Ann Herzog, M.L.I.S. ’09, Clark County Law Library, Springfield, Ohio
  • Bryan Howard, M.L.I.S. ’10, London (OH) Public Library
  • Larry Olszewski, M.L.S. ‘78, OCLC
  • Dawn M. Rivers, M.L.S. ‘98, Shaker Heights Middle School
  • Trent Roberts, M.L.I.S. ‘09, Circleville City Schools
  • Evan Struble, M.L.I.S. ’04, State Library of Ohio
  • Ellie Ward, M.L.I.S. '05, Akron Art Museum
  • Bob Williams, M.L.S. ‘92, retired
All alumni can support the school in the following ways:
  • Attend the annual Celebration of Alumni and Student Success.
  • Offer internships and real-world work experience for students in professional environments.
  • Stay connected with the program that provided an exceptional foundation for your success.
  • Give to SLIS.

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