Greg Byerly
Associate Professor
Kent State University School of Library and Information Science
Greg Byerly began his career as a high school English teacher and a high school librarian. He has been at Kent State University since 1975, serving initially as a reference librarian (1975-1984) and then as Head of Systems in the University Libraries (1984-1990). Since 1990 he has been a professor in the Kent State School of Library and Information Science. Dr. Byerly received an MLIS (1975), an MA in English (1976), and a PhD in Higher Educational Administration (1979), all from Kent State University.  Dr. Byerly has worked for the past sixteen years with Dr. Carolyn Brodie to foster collaboration between K-12 teachers and school library media specialists through over a hundred workshops, eleven residential institutes, numerous consulting activities, and through various activities funded through the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Institute for Library and Information Education (ILILE). In 2003, he and Dr. Brodie were selected as a partnership in Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” for their work in recruitment to the profession. Dr. Byerly received the Silver Award from the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) on the occasion of their 25th anniversary to honor individuals with "noteworthy and sustained contributions to libraries and information services at the national, state, and local levels." He has been directly involved in the creation of Ohio’s library networks for schools (INFOhio), public libraries (OPLIN), and universities (OhioLINK).  Dr. Byerly contributed to the Children’s and Young Adult Room and also identified content for the Elementary Study & Research Room.