Awards (Professional Recognition)

Hodges Award nominations deadline extended

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is extending the deadline for nominations for its 2016 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality and anti-censorship efforts.

Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality and anti-censorship efforts. The award consists of $1,000 and a citation.

Mangan and Stephens receive 2016 Bechtel Fellowship

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee have awarded the 2016 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to Bridgid Mangan and Wendy Stephens.

Orange, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

Sylvia Cieply recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Sylvia Cieply, teacher librarian at the Otto A. Fischer School Library inside Orange County Juvenile Hall in Orange, California, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Cieply was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Perkinston, Mississippi librarian chosen for national public service honor

Shugana Williams recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Shugana Williams, librarian at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Williams was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Eastover, North Carolina librarian chosen for national public service honor

Leslie D. Koch recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Leslie D. Koch, school library media coordinator at Armstrong Elementary School in Eastover, North Carolina, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Koch was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Groton, Connecticut librarian chosen for national public service honor

Elizabeth G. Rumery recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Elizabeth G. Rumery, library director for the Avery Point Campus Library at the University of Connecticut in Groton, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Rumery was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Denton, Texas librarian chosen for national public service honor

Doug Campbell recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Doug Campbell, library learning services librarian at the Willis Library at the University of North Texas in Denton, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for his outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Campbell was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Anchorage, Alaska librarian chosen for national public service honor

Dona J. Helmer recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Dona J. Helmer, librarian at the College Gate Elementary School library in Anchorage, Alaska, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Helmer was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

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