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Miriam Kahn

MERLOT Contributor  MERLOT Author  Peer Reviewer
Strategic Information Consultant
MBK Consulting
Member Type: Content Developer/Author
Last Login: Feb 20, 2017
Member Since: Mar 23, 2012



Primary Affiliation:
  • Kent State University (Other, Other, OH, United States)
Secondary Affiliation:
  • MBK Consulting (Other, Other, OH, United States)

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Contact Information

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60 N Harding Road
Columbus, OH 43209-1524 United States
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  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)
  • French - speaking level (Beginner) - reading level (Intermediate)
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453) - speaking level (None) - reading level (Intermediate)
  • Hebrew - speaking level (Intermediate) - reading level (Intermediate)
  • Latin - speaking level (None) - reading level (Intermediate)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • PhD History (12/2011)
    Kent State Unversity
  • MA Ancient History (12/1986)
    Hunter College - CUNY
  • MLS Research & Reference (12/1983)
    Queens College - CUNY
  • BA Ancient History & Classics (05/1980)
    University of Wisconsin Madison


  • Adjunct Faculty (01/1992 - Current) Kent State University
  • CEO (11/1991 - Current) MBK Consulting


  • Kahn, Miriam B and Karen Gracy. (January 2012). • “Preservation in the Digital Age: A Review of Preservation Literature 2009-2010” in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) (56 no. 1).
  • Kahn, Miriam B. (2012). Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries. Chicago: American Library Assocation.
  • Kahn, Miriam B. (June 2009). “Recycling Library Discards and E-Waste.” in TechKNOW (15 no. 1).
  • Kahn, Miriam B. (2008). • Library Security and Safety Guide: Prevention, Planning, and Response. Chicago: American Library Assocation.
  • Kahn, Miriam B. (2004). • Protecting Your Library’s Digital Sources: The Essential Guide to Planning and Preservation. Chicago: American Library Assocation.


  • Midwest Archives Conference
    Development Officer 04/2010 - Current
  • Aldus Society - Book Collectors in Ohio
    Member at large 08/2008 - Current
  • Society of the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
    Member at large 09/2000 - Current
  • Society of American Archivists
    Member at large 01/1990 - Current
  • American Library Association
    Member at large 08/1983 - Current
  • National Genealogical Society
    Member at large 01/1993 - 03/2012
  • Phi Alpha Theta – Kent State University, Kent OH Chapter
    Secretary 09/2009 - 08/2010
  • Phi Alpha Theta – Kent State University, Kent OH Chapter
    Historian 08/2008 - 08/2009

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award (08/2011)
    Outstanding teaching award in School of Library and Information Science, College of Communication and Information
  • Phi Alpha Theta - Psi Chapter (12/2007)
    History Honor Society inductee

Teaching Experience

  • Genealogy and Local History Research Methods ( Current)
    Kent State Unversity - Genealogy, Local History
    This course teaches students to locate, analyze, and understand the various primary resources used by researchers in Local History and Genealogy. Librarians and Archivists are called upon more frequently to assist patrons in searching their family roots, and researching events and locations in their past. This course provides the tools to unders