Core Faculty — Ph. D., University of Illinois, Urbana
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A.S., 1977, Medical Radiologic Technology, and B.T., 1977, Allied Health, both from the Oregon Institute of Technology; M.L.S., 1980, University of Arizona; Ph.D., 1987, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Dr. Roy worked as a medical radiologic technologist at the Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona, as a reference librarian in adult services at the Yuma City-County Library, and as a research associate at the Library Research Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana, prior to joining the School of Information faculty in January 1987. She has twice received the Excellence in Advising Award, as well as twice receiving the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award. She received the University’s first Joe and Bettie Branson Ward Excellence Award for Research, Teaching, or Demonstration Activities that Contribute to Changes of Positive Value to Society. Dr. Roy's research interests center on cultural heritage services for indigenous peoples, public libraries, and measurement and evaluation of library services. She is the Director and Founder of “If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything,” a national reading club for Native children and “Honoring Generations,” an IMLS funded graduate scholarship program for indigenous students. She was elected the 2006-2007 President-Elect of the American Library Association.