NKU Honors Librarian Debra Oberhausen with Trailblazer Award in Louisville

For immediate release…
Monday – Nov. 17, 2014

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Debra Oberhausen will receive the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Leadership in Library Informatics at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville as part of the 2014 #RoadToNKU Commonwealth Tour.

Debra has worked at the Louisville Free Public Library for 25 years where she has spent time as a children’s librarian, a branch manager, and as a manager in content management (selection, acquisitions, and cataloguing of all library materials).

Debra will join two area mathematics teachers who will also be honored with the NKU Trailblazer Award for persistence in making a difference in the mathematics skills of our children.

She has also served as the president of the Kentucky Library Association in 2003 and the Kentucky Library Association in 2009.

Debra is a mother of four.

“The Trailblazer Award is recognition of those citizens throughout the state who are changing lives through new and innovative education programs,” NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns said.  “With improved math skills and added library capacity, Kentucky's children will be better prepared to meet the demands of this century.”

The event is open to the public and will include an opportunity for high school students and adults interested in completing their degree to meet with university admissions representatives.  

The #RoadToNKU is a tour of community engagement activities throughout the Commonwealth. This trip to Louisville is the seventh of eight stops through Dec. 4.

Find out more about the College of Informatics at http://informatics.nku.edu/.

### NKU ###

Follow NKU news on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nkuedu.