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September 9, 2010

Mary Jo Ryan

Sherry Crow of Kearney Appointed to Nebraska Library Commission

Gov. Dave Heineman recently appointed Sherry R. Crow, of Kearney, to a three-year term on the Nebraska Library Commission. When notified of her appointment, she said, "Libraries are my passion! I look forward to 'rolling up my sleeves' with the other commissioners and the staff members as we support Nebraska libraries in their mission to serve the people of this great state."

Dr. Crow is Assistant Professor of School Library Science and Educational Media at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and has served as a member of the Meridian Library System Board of Directors. She has worked in both public and school library settings and speaks statewide, nationally, and internationally on various library topics-especially the importance of fostering the love of reading and information-seeking in young people. In 2002 she was granted the Harold Hill Leadership Award by the Colorado Association of Libraries and in 2004 was named Colorado Librarian of the Year. Crow began her career at UNK in 2006 as an adjunct professor and was appointed to her current position in 2008. She received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Management from Emporia State University in 2008.

As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, "bringing together people and information


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