About The Global Library

In 2010, Dr. Viakinnou-Brinson received the Global Learning Through Undergraduate Scholarship Funding Award (GLUS) from the Kennesaw Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). The award was used to fund a project-based research which consisted in having students write, create and illustrate their own story books and picture books for real audiences locally and globally.

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Our Goals

The goal of the library is to:

  • Promote Foreign Language (FL) literacy

  • Foster target language use through applied reading and writing

  • Improve reading and writing at all levels

  • Heighten creativity

  • Foster reading and writing self-efficacy

  • Foster critical thinking

  • Foster cultural and global connections

  • Make reading accessible to ALL

 

A little backstory ...

Dr. Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson holds a BA in English Literature (Université Nationale du Bénin, Benin, West Africa) Masters degrees in English Literature (University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida) and French Literature (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL). She received her PhD in French and Educational Studies from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) and is currently a Professor of French and Francophone Literatures at Kennesaw State University. Her areas of research focus on Foreign Language Pedagogy, Classroom-Based Research (with an emphasis on Target Language Use, Project-Based Learning and Self-Efficacy) and Francophone Literatures.

 

Dr. Viakinnou-Brinson is also the founder of Seeds of Knowledge, Inc, a non-profit organization committed to improving literacy in Africa. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, walking, entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.

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