A father, a daughter, a book
By Annie Lambert, firstname.lastname@example.org
A daughter and her father shared a lifelong love of reading, and she turned that experience into a career. Alice Ozma, author of "The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared," will tell her story at the University of South Carolina April 4.
Ozma's lecture, "Promises Made: How a Commitment to Reading Can Change Your Life," is at 7 p.m. in the Hollings Library. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is the 28th annual Deans' and Directors' Lecture, hosted by USC’s School of Library and Information Science in the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies.
In her book, Ozma tells the story of the 3,218 consecutive nights her father read to her, from the time she was in elementary school until she started college. The book was named to the bestseller lists for the Los Angeles Times, Barnes and Noble and Amazon Booksellers' Association.
Ozma graduated from Rowan University in New Jersey with high honors and is now the national manager of reading programs and events for Scholastic Book Fairs and serves on the board for the Young Friends of the Library System in Philadelphia.
The School of Library and Information Science’s Deans' and Directors' Lecture honors the previous deans and directors of the school. An awards ceremony for outstanding students and the induction of new members into Beta Phi Mu, the national honor society in library and information science, will take place before the event.
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