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Hannah Day Cox


Hannah Cox, an Anderson, IN native lives in Muncie, IN.

  • She was raised in a rich cultural diversity that allowed her to have respect for and interest in others who don't share her Scotch-Irish/Cherokee/ English/German-Jewish ancestry.
  • Cox has worked with Miami Indians of Indiana for her thesis and interned at the IUPUI Frederick Douglass Papers Project.
  • She received a B.S. in both Anthropology and History from Ball State and is developing her M.A. thesis in Anthropology;
  • She is currently working on her Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Public History.
  • Her interest is in working with Archives and Rare Materials and she is getting good experience volunteering at the State Archives Lab.
  • Graduation - May 2010 IUPUI SLIS   
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Tavis Jerome Hampton

Tavis Hampton is an Indianapolis, IN native.

  • Hampton received his B.S. in School Media from Indiana State University and has worked in one Illinois and two Indianapolis area schools as a Media Specialist with computer technology responsibilities.
  • He has run his own web hosting, web design, publishing, training, and consulting company as well as written more than 100 articles.
  • He is a strong proponent of sharing information and providing free access to knowledge and wisdom to all people.
  • Hampton is interested in reference, long-term research, genealogy, archives, special collections computer support and training in a public or state library setting.
  • Graduation - May 2010 IUPUI SLIS
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Shanika Renekia Hatcher

Shanika Hatcher Heyward, an Indianapolis, IN native lives in Avon, IN.

  • Having been employed by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library since 1997, she has worked her way up from Summer Reading Club Clerk to Library Clerk 1, 2, and 3, Processing and Receiving Asst. 3 and finally to Foundation Center Collection Supervisor in 2008. In July 2011 she became Adult Reference Librarian at the East 38th Street Branch.
  • Hatcher is the Founder, Fund developer, and Executive Director for the (W)Holistic Resource Center & Foundation Collection, Inc. housed at the First Samuel Church (W)Holistic Ministries of Indianapolis.
  • She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Martin University in Indianapolis and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Graduation - May 2010 IUPUI SLIS
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Gail Anne Hansen Lee

Gail Lee, grew up in Evansville, IN

  • She has always had an interest in her African-American heritage.
  • Lee worked at the Alexandrian Public Library for more than seven years where she did interlibrary loan, reader’s advisory, and other reference desk duties with an adult population.
  • Community advocacy and senior citizen outreach are library areas of interest important to her.
  • Lee completed her Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree at the University of Evansville.
  • Graduation - May 2010 IUB SLIS  
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Dayna Cross Masih

Dayna Masih, was born in Detroit, MI but moved to Indianapolis at age two, has taught English in both inner city and small town schools where she both connected to similarities and supported differences among students.

  • She has taught English in inner city and small town schools where she both connected to similarities and supported differences among students.
  • She used her minor in Spanish to further cultural promotion; has worked with teens in high school and children in her church.
  • Her last position was Interlibrary Loan Specialist for the Indiana State Library.
  • Masih received her Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Lee University in Cleveland, TN and completed her Spanish Minor at Anderson University.
  • She has recently begun her professional life by becoming the Media Specialist /Teacher at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  • Graduation - May 2010 IUPUI SLIS
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Bernard Curtis McFarland

Bernard McFarland, was born in Indianapolis, IN. 

  • He had a rewarding experience in the Navy
  • Worked as a Computer Lab Specialist at John Marshall High School
  • McFarland has worked with inner city youth to instill a thirst for lifelong learning in them.
  • He mentors youth in a group he calls Pack House 2000 and they and the Brightwood-Martindale Historical Society created and video documentary and he has published the book, “The Hills and the Bottoms”.
  • He received his A.S. Degree from Vincennes University and his B.A. from Martin University.
  • McFarland’s interests include High School librarianship, Archivist, and Museum Curator
  • Graduation – December 2010 IUPUI SLIS  
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Willie Montrel Miller

Willie Miller, was born in Flowood, MS and grew up in Jackson, MS.

  • Miller is one of our out-of-state fellows on the Bloomington campus.
  • He received his B.A. in English and ICOHM-Philosophy from Tougaloo College in MS.
  • His library interests include administration, collection development, and academic librarianship/instruction
  • Miller has a wealth of experiences that will serve him well in his path to Indiana library leadership
  • He has served as a tutor, teaching assistant, and found great joy in helping other students attain their goals
  • Miller has worked at academic libraries in MS and IN
  • Graduation – May 2010 IUB SLIS  
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Crystal Nicole Smith

Crystal Smith, was born in Portsmouth, VA.

  • Smith is one of our out-of-state fellows on the Bloomington campus.
  • She is very excited about Art librarianship and has worked as a student assistant and Art Librarian Intern at two Virginia libraries as well as a curatorial museum internship
  • Her B.A. in Fine Arts was earned at Christopher Newport University
  • Smith’s undergraduate experiences included exposure to  Asian, French, African, and Italian cultures
  • Graduation – May 2010 IUB SLIS                         
       
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  • Kisha Renee Tandy

    Kisha Tandy, an Indianapolis, IN native, has experience as a history student, researcher, and an assistant curator with an interest in library outreach and programming.

    • She has experience as a history student, researcher, and an assistant curator with an interest in library-museum collaborations and programming.
    • She is employed by the State Museum.
    • Tandy has interned at the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives and has been an assistant at the Indiana Historical Society between 1997 and 1999.
    • She attended DePauw University and graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and completed courses there towards a Master’s in Public History.
    • She is interested in reference services.
    • Graduation - May 2010 IUPUI SLIS
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      Kirsten Tenille Weaver



      Kirsten Weaver
      , a Fort Wayne, IN native, worked as a Check-in Attendant, Circulation Desk Attendant, and Librarian I Floater at Allen County Public Library between November 2003 and January 2009.  

      • She worked as a Check-in Attendant, Circulation Desk Attendant, and Librarian I Floater at Allen County Public Library between November 2003 and December 2008.
      • She has worked as a substitute teacher in the Fort Wayne Community School System.
      • Weaver used a full scholarship to Norfolk State University to complete her freshman year and completed her undergraduate studies at IU Bloomington with a Bachelor of General Studies / Math & Science Concentration and Minor in Computer Science & French.
      • She enjoys positively impacting the lives and experiences of young people and would like to continue working in the public library specifically with teenagers.
      • Graduation - May 2010 IUPUI SLIS