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Mary Jo Fayoyin, Savannah State University’s (SSU) dean of library services, has received a national award from the American Library Association (ALA). Fayoyin is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only ten librarians in the country this year to receive the I Love My Librarian Award for outstanding public service contributions.

With a grant, Fayoyin established an information literacy program to help students improve their research skills and write stronger papers. Fayoyin also hosts programs in the library to address student concerns.

Selected from more than 1,100 nominations submitted by library users nationwide, including educators and members of the public, the winning librarians are being recognized for their leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning.

Each winning librarian will receive a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony and reception to be held in New York City. The ceremony is hosted by the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York, which co-sponsors the award along with The New York Public Library and The New York Times.

For more information regarding the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award recipients, please visit http://www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian. To share information about the winners and the importance of their work in the community please use #ILoveMyLibrarian on social media.

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,800 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and six graduate programs in three colleges — Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology — and the School of Teacher Education.

Media contact:
Loretta Heyward: heywardl@savannahstate.edu
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Friday, December 1st 2017 at 10:43AM
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