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Johns Hopkins award for USF alumna Sharon Epps

Sharon Epps, Head of Access Services at the University of Maryland’s Library, is a graduate of USF SLIS and the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware. Her article “African-American women leaders in academic research libraries” won the Johns Hopkins University Press 2009 Award for best article, which appeared in their journal Portal: Libraries and the Academy, in July 2008.

USF SLIS alumna Sharon Epps

USF SLIS alumna Sharon Epps

Epps is a former staff member at the University of Delaware’s Library, where she conducted the research for her article. According to UD Daily, Epps’ article “identified the attributes, knowledge, and skills that African-American women need to succeed as leaders” at research institutions.



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