Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Project Recovery--LSU Prof. Alma Dawson Tells the Story

                     Project Recovery:
LSU Prof. Alma Dawson Tells the Story

Professor Alma Dawson:
"Educating the Next Generation of Librarians for the South Louisiana Libraries: Project Recovery Scholars Tell Their Stories." Louisiana Libraries 75 (Fall 2012).


The Project Recovery  Program was funded in June 2009 by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant to recruit, educate and enable 30 graduate students in library and information science to work in school, public, and academic libraries in southern Louisiana communities experiencing staffing shortages as a result of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

Professor Alma Dawson is Russell Long Professor in Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University. In 2012 Dr. Dawson was honored with the Louisiana Library Association's Meritorious Service Award. The Award honors a librarian who has demonstrated sustained and exemplary leadership and service to further the development services and visibility of the Louisiana Library Association. 

Dr. Dawson publications include::
"Preserving memories, community, and restoring hope: Katrina and Haiti: Experiences after the disasters." Acuril Xli: Proceedings from the Annual Conference : the Role of Libraries and Archives in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Research. Tampa, Fla: Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries, 2011.
 “Rebuilding Community in Louisiana after the Hurricanes of 2005.”   Reference and User Services Quarterly. 46 (Summer 2006): 292-296.  
  The African-American Reader’s Advisor: A Guide for Readers, Librarians, and Educators. Edited 
by Alma Dawson and Connie Van Fleet.  Englewood, Colorado: Greenwood Publishing Group, 
2004.
A History of the Louisiana Library Association.  Edited by Alma Dawson and Florence Jumonville. Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Library Association, 2003. 2

  Celebrating African American Librarians and Librarianship. Library Trends, 49.1  (Summer 2000): 49-87. 

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