Gloria F. Creed-Dikeogu, Ph.D.
Director of Library Services
Associate Professor of Library Science
Gloria Creed-Dikeogu has worked for Ottawa University for 10 years as Director of Library Services and was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Library Science. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science in 1986, with majors in English Literature, Library Science and Information Management and minors in Afrikaans and Archaeology, and a Higher Diploma in Education: Post Graduate: Secondary, (which is a Teachers Certification to teach High School) in 1988, from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Gloria spent two years teaching in high schools in Cape Town and two years working as a Public Librarian at Cape Town City Libraries prior to coming to study at the Kansas State University, where she started a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology. In 1994, she decided for several reasons that it was best to revert to her old field and transferred to Emporia State University, to begin a Master's Degree in Library and Information Management, working two part-time library jobs at Lawrence Public Library and Kansas City Missouri Public Library, respectively, while completing her degree, part-time in 1999.
Prior to coming to Ottawa University in 2002, Gloria worked in a variety of public library settings. While at Ottawa University, she completed a Master's Degree in Human Resources in 2006 and a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 2008 at Ottawa University’s Kansas City site and a Ph.D in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Online Learning and Instructional Design at Kansas State University. She is actively involved in committee work in two professional library organizations at the National and State Level, the American Library Association and the Kansas Library Association, serving as President of the Kansas Library Association (2016-17).
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