Awards (Professional Recognition)

Colorado Springs librarian chosen for national public service honor

Tabatha Farney recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Tabatha “Tabby” Farney, director of web services and emerging technologies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Farney is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina librarian chosen for national public service honor

Kathryn Cole recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Kathryn Cole, school librarian at Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Cole is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Lawrenceville, Georgia librarian chosen for national public service honor

Elissa Checov recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Elissa Checov, manager of library services at Gwinnett Technical College / Gwinnett County Public Library in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Checov is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Charlemont, Massachusetts librarian chosen for national public service honor

Andrea Bernard recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Andrea Bernard, library director at Tyler Memorial Library in Charlemont, Massachusetts, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Bernard is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Old Westbury, New York librarian chosen for national public service honor

Danielle S. Apfelbaum recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Danielle S. Apfelbaum, librarian II at the New York Institute of Technology, in Old Westbury, New York, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Apfelbaum is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Cutting Edge Tech Education

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology.

Applications for ALA Trustee Citation due Jan. 9

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation through Jan. 9, 2017.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Bookapalooza Program. This program offers select libraries a collection of materials to be used in a way that creatively enhances their library service to children and families.

Anastasia Chiu named 2017 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS.

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