MTSU librarian earns top recognition from Tennesse...

MTSU librarian earns top recognition from Tennessee Library Association

A member of the MTSU community is the recipient of one of Tennessee’s highest honors for librarians.

Kathy Boudreau-Henry, library science program coordinator at MTSU’s James E. Walker Library

Kathy Boudreau-Henry

Kathy Boudreau-Henry received the Frances Neel Cheney Award on April 17 at the Tennessee Library Association’s annual conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The award recognizes “a significant contribution to the world of books and librarianship through the encouragement of the love of books and reading,” according to the group’s website,

Boudreau-Henry has worked for MTSU’s Department of Educational Leadership and will be retiring May 31. The crowning achievement of her tenure is the approval of the MTSU master’s degree in library science.

Three students graduated this academic year with MLS degrees from MTSU.

During her career, Boudreau-Henry guided more than 150 graduate students toward acquiring master’s degrees in education with concentrations on library science. About 140 of her former students are employed in libraries in the Middle Tennessee area.

Tennessee LIbrary Association logoHer devotion to her profession further includes 10 years of service as co-chair of the Volunteer State Book Awards Committee and board membership service for Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Public Library, the Williamson County Library, the Stones River Regional Library, and Tenn-Share, a consortium of Tennessee libraries dedicated to group purchasing power and sharing existing resources.

For more information about MTSU’s Master of Library Science degree, go to

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