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FSU Libraries’ Mohamed Berray named American Library Association Emerging Leader

Monday, November 14, 2016

FSU’s Social Sciences Librarian, Mohamed Berray, has been named a 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader. The ALA Emerging Leaders is a leadership development program which enables early career librarians from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. The program is limited to no more than 50 participants each year.

“This is a tremendous honor and I thank ALA for the opportunity to learn alongside fellow emerging library leaders across the country and bring that knowledge back to support the FSU community,” said Berray. 

Berray is the liaison to the Department of Political Science, the International Studies Program, and the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. He is also the Coordinator for Government Information, including the State of Florida, United Nations, and Federal depository collection. He came to Florida State University from the Pennsylvania State University where he was resident Social Sciences Librarian and subject specialist for political science, law, and international affairs. Mohamed has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research interests include diversity in libraries, assessment of library user experiences, and the role of libraries in social justice.

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