The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University has announced its first Resident Librarian: Shannon R. Simpson.
Shannon’s B.A. is in English with a minor in psychology from Cleveland State University. She is the recipient of a variety of awards including the annual University Poetry Writing Contest; and one of her plays was performed in New York City’s famed Central Park.
An accomplished cellist, she completed an accelerated music program at Carnegie Mellon University. As a cultural exchange student in Bolivia, Shannon performed with the Bolivian Symphony Orchestra, and taught piano and music theory.
Shannon received her Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State University in August 2009. While at Kent, she worked as a graduate student assistant in the University Special Collections and Archives, where she worked on various archival projects including transcriptions for the Kent State Shootings, Oral History Project. She has been an active participant in professional organizations, including ALA, ACRL and the Kent State student chapter of SLA that most recently won a national award for outstanding programming.
“With her excellent academic credentials, many talents, wealth of experience, and great personality, we are fortunate to have Shannon as our first Residency Librarian.” —press release