Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children

About the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children
An annual award consisting of a commemorative gift and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children while having general management/supervisory/ administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope.

Administered by:

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2015 Winner(s)

Ann Burlingame

deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries, which is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina

Burlingame has been passionate about children’s services from her earliest days at the University of North Texas, where she earned her master’s degree in Library science, specializing in services to children. After establishing her commitment to children’s services while working at East Brunswick (New Jersey) Public Library, Burlingame joined Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL) in 1990 as the manager of youth services at the North Regional Library. Over the next 19 years, she took on increasingly more responsible roles, eventually being named Deputy Director in 2009, which includes oversight for youth services programming and collections.