Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession

About the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession The candidate for this award shall demonstrate leadership qualities in anticipating emerging trends in services, products and technologies that will enhance the library’s position in its community.  The candidate will participate in the life of the community using membership in and volunteer service through a broad range of community organizations and projects.  Sharing these traits and philosophies through active participation in professional activities will be a plus.  If a suitable candidate is not found, the award will not be presented in that year.

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2018 Winner(s)

Chang Liu

director, Loudoun County Public Library (Leesburg, Virginia)

Liu is being honored for her vision for the Loudoun County Public Library which “builds community by nurturing an environment where the Joy of Reading and Learning is celebrated; People and Ideas flourish; and The Golden Rule is a way of life.” With this vision and the lead-by-example culture which Ms. Liu has brought to the library, she has empowered the library staff to undertake thoughtful risk, daring innovation and meaningful change.