Nancy S. Weyant

Title: Associate Professor Emeritus
Company: Bloomsburg University
Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Nancy Weyant, Associate Professor Emeritus at Bloomsburg University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library science.

Ms. Weyant knew at a young age that being surrounded by literature was in store for her future. In her own academic pursuits, she first received a Bachelor of Arts from American University in 1965 before earning a Master’s degree in librarian science from Wayne State University in 1968. As a lifelong lover of knowledge, she later received a Master’s degree in English literature from Bucknell University in 1992 and a Master’s degree in art history from Bloomsburg University in 2000. Early in her career, Ms. Weyant provided her skills and expertise as a reference librarian at Boston College, Emerson College, Lycoming College and Bucknell University. In 1980, she was promoted to Head of the Reference Department at Bucknell and remained in this position until 1990. She spent a year as an adjunct assistant professor of library science at Clarion University before joining Bloomsburg University as an associate professor and coordinator of reference services in 1993. She remained at the institution until retiring and attaining professor emeritus status in 2009.

The mentors Ms. Weyant had were women in her family and she was furthered inspired by not only their work by the Girl Scouts of America. She joined the Girl Scouts at the age of 10 and later on in life became director of the day camp. A hallmark of her career has been reading and researching British writer, Elizabeth Gaskell. Upon writing her thesis on the author, she became known as “The Gaskell Bibliographer.” She maintains affiliation with the Gaskell Society; the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society; and the Girl Scouts of USA.

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