By: J.D. Ross
Barbara Stripling, Director of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education and an incoming professor of Library Science at the School of Information Studies (iSchool), was recognized in a speech by Caroline Kennedy last week at the I Love My Librarian awards ceremony in New York City.
In her speech, Kennedy said, “Barbara has transformed school libraries throughout this city. She is a generous friend, an inspirational leader and has made a real difference in the lives of the 1.1 million students in NYC public schools.”
Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, held by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the New York Times. The event honored ten librarians recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses. The event also commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of Carnegie Corporation.
Stripling will join the faculty at the iSchool in January to teach graduate students in the Masters of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program and the school media specialization.
For the past six years, Stripling has worked at the New York City Department of Education. She has also served as an adjunct professor for the iSchool since 2007. Before her current role, she held a variety of roles with public school libraries in Arkansas, North Carolina, New York, and Tennessee.
The entire text of Caroline Kennedy’s remarks is available online.