Public Service Award

From 1989 through 2008, Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) presented the Public Service Award annually to a legislator who has been especially supportive of libraries. In 2009, the award was continued when FOLUSA merged with the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates. . No award was given in 2010. The first award was presented in 1989 to Congressman Major Owens (D-NY), the only librarian serving in Congress.

  • 2013: Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
     
  • 2012: Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)
     
  • 2011: Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ)
     
  • 2010: No Award Given
     
  • 2009: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
     
  • 2008: Congressman Vern Ehlers (R-MI)
     
  • 2007: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
     
  • 2006: Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)
     
  • 2005: Congressman Ralph Regula (R-16th Congressional District, OH)
     
  • 2004: Representative Bernard Sanders (D-VT) and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI)
     
  • 2003: Representative Peter Hoekstra of Michigan (R- MI)
     
  • 2002: Sentor Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
     
  • 2001: Representative Ed Schrock (R-VA)
     
  • 2000: Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
     
  • 1999: Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative Constance Morella (R-MD)
     
  • 1998: Representatives Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) and John Porter (R-IL)
     
  • 1997: Representative William Goodling (R- PA) and Senator James Jeffords (R-VT)
     
  • 1996: Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA)
     
  • 1995: Senator Mark Hatfield (R- OR)
     
  • 1994: Representative Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative Dale Kildee (D-MI)
     
  • 1993: Senator Paul Simon (D-IL)
     
  • 1992: Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI)
     
  • 1991: Representative William Natcher (D-KY)
     
  • 1990: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
     
  • 1989: Congressman Major Owens (D-NY)