Library staff members earn master’s degrees in library and information science
Two librarians who work in the J. D. Boyd Library at Alcorn State University are on the move to more success in library science.
Floyce B. Thomas, serials assistant, and Joanna Williams, archivist assistant, received master’s degrees in library and information science from the University of Southern Mississippi Friday, Dec. 16 in Hattiesburg.
Williams, who has worked in the library for 20 years, is thankful for the encouragement of her peers.
“Being inspired by others at the library and working in this capacity motivated me to further my education,” said Williams. “Alcorn State University has always been influential because it is my home.”
Thomas, who has worked in the library for 19 years, looks forward to using what she’s learned to educate others about careers as a librarian.
“The beginning of library school was only the start, but continuing to strive is the end reward,” said Thomas. “This has been a life changing experience because now, I can give a portion of my new-found knowledge to society.”
Williams and Thomas awaits the publication of their project in a scholarly journal.