FSU's Mardis to deliver Hazel Harvey Peace Lecture at UNT, Sept. 11

Bob Branciforte


 Dr. Marcia Mardis
> , assistant professor at the School of Library & Information Studies
<> , The Florida State University, will present the
second annual Hazel Harvey Peace Lecture, "Coming full circle: How the
past can help us get it right in 21st century learning," at the
University of North Texas (UNT) College of Information
<>  on Sept. 11. The event is co-hosted by
the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge <>  at

Dr. Mardis is winner of the 2010 American Association for School
Librarians Distinguished Service Award and will present a lecture aimed
toward practicing school librarians, teachers, administrators, public
and academic librarians. The annual lecture is an event to raise money
for the Hazel Harvey Peace Scholarship Fund
<>  and for research in
children's and youth services, as well as school libraries.

The late Peace is highly revered in Ft. Worth as a lifelong educator and
community activist, especially as an advocate for children's literacy
and the rights of the homeless. She was the first African-American woman
to be honored with an endowed professorship at a Texas public
university, when Dr. Barbara Stein Martin
<>  of the UNT Department of Library and
Information Sciences <>  was named the first
Hazel Harvey Peace Professor in Children's Library Services in 2004.



Bob Branciforte, MLIS

Creative Director

College of Communication & Information

The Florida State University


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