Last night, I enjoyed a wonderful evening with OELMA member Angela Maxwell at the KSU SLIS Annual Celebration of Student Success. I was particularly interested in being there to see Dr. Carolyn Brodie receive the Friends Award for her contributions to the SLIS program at Kent State. I was very fortunate to have Carolyn as one of my professors. I know many OELMA members have either had a class with Carolyn or heard her speak at our conference. She is one of my favorite people, one of my favorite professors, and a friend! I always loved being in her class for the wealth of knowledge she so easily shared with her sweet southern drawl! Please join me in congratulating Dr. Brodie for all she has done for the Kent SLIS program, for being an OELMA friend and for being such an advocate for school libraries and librarians. I “heart” <3 Carolyn Brodie!!