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Annie Donahue Awarded the Ann Geisel Award of Merit

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Annie Donahue, director of the UNH Manchester library, associate professor and chairwoman of the humanities division, was awarded the Ann Geisel Award of Merit by the New Hampshire Library Association on Nov. 4.

The award recognizes librarians, libraries and other individuals that have contributed to the New Hampshire Library Association or the New Hampshire library community.

Donahue is an alumna of UNH Manchester, earning a Bachelor of Arts in humanities and history in 1994. She completed a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University in 1995, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University with a concentration in Celtic studies in 2005.

Donahue teaches undergraduate courses in early Irish myth and saga, as well as an inquiry course, “Everlasting Fame: the hero in literature, film, and popular culture.” She has served as a university faculty fellow for assessment, a Davis assessment faculty fellow, and currently serves on the university library assessment working group. She has taught research and reference skills to students in academic libraries for more than 16 years.

Donahue was elected to the executive board of the New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) in November 2005 and served as vice president (2006) and as president (2007).