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About Roxanne Myers Spencer

I am an associate professor and coordinator of the Educational Resources Center, Western Kentucky University Libraries. I have been involved for several years in a project to help develop classroom library collections in English for a school near Barcelona, Spain, in an exchange program between this P-12 private school and WKU. Collection development is one of my strongest interests in librarianship. I have taught collection development, children's literature, and young adult literature as an adjunct in library graduate and undergraduate programs. Other interests include reading guidance--the librarian's practice related to bibliotherapy--and reader's advisory.


Present Associate Professor, Western Kentucky University
Present Coordinator, Western Kentucky University

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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of WKU’s University Faculty Research Award for University Libraries, 2006-2007
  • Emerald Literati Network for Excellence 2006: Highly Commended Paper:
  • WKU Libraries’ Margie Helm Award for Librarian of the Year, 2005
  • WKU Exemplary Achievement Award, Fall 2005, for Educational Resources Center


  • LME 502: Collection Management for School Librarians
  • LME 318: Children's Literature
  • LME 407: Young Adult Literature
  • LME 527: Thematic Approaches to Young Adult Literature

Contact Information

Western Kentucky University Libraries


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