2009 Public Service Award
Stephen Klein - Regional Administrator West Region - County of Los Angeles Public Library; Barbara Roberts - Director of Library Services - Palm Springs Public Library and 2009 President, California Library Association; Stacey Aldrich - Acting State Librarian - California State Library; Senator Boxer; Deborah Doyle - Friends of the San Francisco Public Library; Lynne E. Bradley - Director, Office of Government Relations, ALA
ALTAFF awarded the 2009 Public Service Award to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D.C., on May 11.
Sen. Boxer was selected for her lead in staving off a proposed closure of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) libraries. Her work to keep the EPA libraries open ensures that the public has access to their collections at a time when this country and the world are facing challenges to protect the environment.