Lindsey wins United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/11/2013

Contact:

Jillian Kalonick
Marketing/PR Specialist
United for Libraries
jkalonick@ala.org

PHILADELPHIA —  Dot Lindsey, a member of the board of trustees of the Rangeview Library District (Thornton, Colo.), is the winner of the 2013 United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant.

The United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant enables a public library trustee to attend the ALA Annual Conference. A grant of $850 plus full conference registration is awarded annually to a trustee who has demonstrated service to the library. The Conference Grant, made possible by an annual gift from Gale Cengage Learning, is administered by United for Libraries. A formal presentation to the winner is made at the ALA Annual Conference.

Lindsey was appointed to the Rangeview Library District Board of Trustees in 2004, after retiring from decades of teaching mathematics to junior and senior high school students. She served as co-chair of a successful 2006 mill levy campaign that provided the funding necessary to support the transformation and revolution of the library district.

Lindsey is serving her second five-year appointment with the board.  In addition, Lindsey was a member of a panel that presented “The Board’s Role in Revolutionizing Library Services” at the 2010 Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference. At the AlA Annual Conference, she will speak on “Reimagining Libraries” at the United for Libraries President’s Program, along with Ronnie Storey-Ewoldt, public services director, Anythink Libraries.

The United for Libraries President’s Program will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 30 at McCormick Place, S105d. For more information about United for Libraries programs and events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries 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 or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.

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