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Baker and Bowen (People in the News)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:15 PM | Carol Green

Librarians from the Jackson Public School District were recognized during the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival.  The festival, presented by The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science, was held April 3-5, 2019 in Hattiesburg, MS.

Spann Elementary librarian Jennifer Baker received the 2019 Kaigler-Lamont Award, recognizing distinguished accomplishments in the promotion of children’s reading by librarians and teachers in Mississippi schools and by children’s librarians in Mississippi public libraries.

Lester Elementary librarian Ruth Bowen received the 2019 Richard Peck Scholarship. The scholarship, named for award-winning author of books for middle grade students and young adults Richard Peck, gives librarians and teachers from the Southeast region the opportunity to attend the Festival.

Jennifer Baker and Ruth Bowen

Submitted by

Jeanette Whisenton

Lead Librarian

Teacher Resource Center

Jackson Public School District




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