He was nominated for his continuing, unwavering and effective support of libraries in the U.S. Congress.
Throughout his career, Reed has supported education and libraries, statewide and nationally. He sponsored every major piece of library legislation when he was a Rhode Island member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1990-1996) and as a U.S. Senator for the past 14 years.
His official Senate page can been found at http://www.reed.senate.gov/
Betty J. Turock
Dr. Turock was nominated in recognition of her outstanding commitment and achievement in the field of library and information science, as a practitioner, educator, advocate and philanthropist. Her efforts have increased the emphasis of ALA and the field on diversity, innovation, leadership and access for all.
Her web page can be found at http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/directory/bturock/index.html#.UGxniZhuSGM