Bell wins ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/17/2011

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PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant to Dottie Howard Bell, a Trustee of the Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport, La. Bell will receive $850 to attend the 2011 ALA Annual Conference June 23-28 in New Orleans June 23-28. A formal presentation to Bell will be made at the conference.

Bell was appointed a Trustee of the Shreve Memorial Library in December 2005 and was re-appointed in 2010 for another five-year term. She currently serves as the chair of the library board’s personnel committee and the board representative for the Green Gold Library System. She is also a member of the Caddo Parish (La.) School Board. Bell is a member of the Louisiana Library Association and ALA.

The ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Grant is awarded annual to a public library Trustee who has demonstrated qualitative interests and efforts in support of his or her local library. The grant, made possible by an annual gift from Gale Cengage Learning, is administered by ALTAFF. For more information about the award, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/grants_awards/trustees/trusteegrant.cfm.

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ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/altaff, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org