Carolyn Brodie
Kent State University School of Library and Information Science
Carolyn S. Brodie has been an educator for twenty-seven years. She began her career as a 2nd grade teacher in the England Public Schools in England, Arkansas in 1979. Dr. Brodie has spent the past seventeen years of her career as a professor at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science. She teaches graduate students in the school librarianship and youth services librarianship programs. Dr. Brodie received her BSE in 1979 and MSE in 1981 from the University of Central Arkansas; she received a MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1982; a PhD in Library and Information Studies from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in 1988 and a MEd from Texas Women’s University in 1989 in School Administration. Her certificates include Elementary Education, English, School Library Media, School Principal, and School Superintendent. Dr. Brodie received the KSU Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005. She chaired the 2005 John Newbery Committee and is currently serving on the 2007 Caldecott Committee.  She is a member of the American Library Association and was recently elected to the ALA Council for a three-year term. Dr. Brodie contributed to the Children’s and Young Adult Room and also identified teaser content for the Elementary Study & Research Room.