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June 3, 2011

Dr. Charlotte Ford receives Outstanding Educator Award at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Charlotte Ford, director of the Birmingham-Southern Library and associate professor of library science, received the college's annual Outstanding Educator Award during the 152nd Commencement ceremony on May 14.

The award is given to an outstanding member of the BSC faculty based upon recommendations by his or her colleagues. It recognizes a faculty member who is characterized by excellence in all aspects of teaching, including scholarship, classroom performance, and student advising. The award includes a cash stipend and an invitation to serve as speaker at the 2012 Commencement.

Ford assumed leadership of the BSC Library in 2008 after having served as assistant professor of library and information science at San José State University School of Library and Information Science. She previously served at Birmingham-Southern as coordinator of reference services from 2001-2005 and reference/government documents librarian from 1991-1996.

She holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from Earlham College, a master's in library science from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in library and information science from Indiana.

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