Andria Morningstar-Gray, M.Ed., MLIS

Director of the Library

Andria Morningstar-Gray, M.Ed., MLIS

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Andria Morningstar-Gray, MLIS, M.Ed., is the Director of the Hiram College Library. She has a diverse background as a High School Library Media Specialist, Professional Development Coordinator, English Teacher, and Adjunct Professor at Ashland University.

Morningstar-Gray is skilled in fostering partnerships, grant management, technology integration, and driving innovation in library education. She is passionate about student success, promoting literacy, and lifelong learning.

Morningstar-Gray has received recognition for her contributions, including Overdrive’s School Star for “Creative Use of Social Media to Promote Reading,” the A+ Teacher Award from Trumbull County Retired Teachers and the Tribune Chronicle, and the Dan Maclachlan School Library Media Award from Kent State School of Library and Information Science.

In her role at Hiram College, Morningstar-Gray is committed to enhancing library resources, supporting academic success, and fostering a welcoming environment for all.

Education

  • Master of Library and Information Science, School Library Media, Kent State University
  • Master of Education, Gifted Intervention Specialist, Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Integrated Language Arts, Kent State University

Fun Facts

Andria enjoys traveling, especially long road trips across the US with her family, visiting famous landmarks, historic battlefields, caves, amusement parks, and strange roadside attractions. She dabbles in arts and crafts, plays board games, hikes, bikes, kayaks, swims, and camps in the great outdoors. Spending time with family is her favorite pastime.

She also loves reading Young Adult Literature for fun. Some of her favorite books include “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs, “Shout” by Laurie Halse Anderson, “Tears of a Tiger” by Sharon Draper, and “The Poisoner’s Handbook” by Deborah Blum.