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University Libraries Appoints Read Graduate Assistants

Posted Nov. 1, 2012

The Kent State University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the appointment of Penny White and Stephen M. Krason II as the 2012-2013 Dr. Gerald H. and Victoria C. T. Read Graduate Assistants. Both are students in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS).

Penny White, Stephen M. Krason IIWhite is a 2009 graduate of Wright State University, with a degree in art history. Her prior experience includes work as a graduate student assistant in Special Collections and Archives, significant retail experience, as well as two positions with the Dayton Art Institute as a summer art camp teacher and an education department intern. She is completing her second year in the Master of Library and Information Science program.

Krason began his M.L.I.S. graduate studies this fall. He is a 2009 graduate of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, with a double major in history and communication arts. He has held prior positions as a research intern for the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., as an interlibrary loan assistant, and was most recently Production Technician/Creative Services at WTOV-TV 9 in Steubenville.

A program of the Kent State University Libraries, the assistantship is funded by a generous donation from the Dr. Gerald H. and Victoria C. T. Read family and is intended to provide intensive pre-professional experience in special collections and archives to M.L.I.S. students at Kent State University.

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