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WKU Libraries Department Head Brian Coutts named outstanding alumni at LSU

Coutts at LSU

Dr. Brian Coutts, Head of the Department of Library Public Services at WKU (Western Kentucky University), received the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award from Louisiana State University’s (LSU) School of Library and Information Science at their annual awards banquet held March 25, 2013, at the LSU Faculty Club.

Dr. Coutts“It was a thrill to be honored by one of the nation’s most distinguished Library Science Programs and to return to LSU where I met my wife Karen,” said Coutts.

Coutts earned his PhD and MLS from LSU.   LSU School of Library and Information Science Director Beth Paskoff noted that Brian had twice appeared on the front cover of Library Journal, the nation’s leading library trade journal, where his award winning feature “Best Reference Sources of the Year” has appeared annually since 1986.

“Dr. Coutts continues to achieve excellence in his career, and this recent award validates his sustained scholarship on a national level,” said Connie Foster, WKU Libraries Dean.

Dr. Coutts gifting t-shirt

Dr. Coutts gifting a WKU Libraries t-shirt to the LSU faculty.

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