Mount Gilead native awarded scholarship from Kent State

Staff report

Emily Patterson, a Mount Gilead native, has received the $2,500 Marian Porter Huffman Scholarship from Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of a student’s potential for community and campus leadership as well as future scholarly research and publication.

Patterson holds an undergraduate degree in English education from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master’s in teaching and learning from The Ohio State University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science at Kent State, while working as the media specialist at Lexington High School. Patterson hopes to become a certified high school librarian or a teen programming public librarian.

Patterson has already received the scholarship, but will be recognized at a ceremony in April.

The School of Library and Information Science (iSchool) at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM), with concentrations in health informatics, knowledge management and user experience design. In addition, the iSchool participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the College of Communication and Information. With more than 700 students enrolled, the iSchool has the largest graduate program at Kent State. Its M.L.I.S. is the only American Library Association-accredited master’s program in Ohio and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top 20 LIS programs. For more information, visit

Staff report