By: J.D. Ross
Ruth Small, the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor and Director of the School Media Specialization in the Library and Information Science Program has been appointed to serve on the New York Library Association’s Digital Literacy Committee.
Small is the founding director of Syracuse University’s Center for Digital Literacy, an interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development center partnering Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, School of Education, and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The New York Library Association serves as the voice of the library community in New York. Established by Melvil Dewey in 1890, it is the oldest state library association in the country and represents library staff, trustees, and students at school, college, special and public libraries across the state.
As the Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Small has received two national research awards for her scholarly work; the 2001 Carroll Preston Baber Research Award from the American Library Association and the 1997 Highsmith Research Award from the American Association of School Librarians.