Trustee Citation Award

About the Trustee Citation Award
The ALA Trustee Citation  recognizes public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, symbolizes and honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. Trustee service may have been performed on the local, state, regional or national level or at a combination of levels. Equal consideration is given to trustees of small, medium and large public libraries. Citations may not be awarded when there is no sufficiently outstanding achievement brought to the attention of the Awards Committee.

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2013 Winner(s)

Beverly Mull

Zion (Ill.)-Benton Public Library District, trustee

Mull has been a trustee at the Zion (Ill.)-Benton Public Library District for more than seven years. She is an active member serving in the executive and finance committees. An educator who is passionate about reading, she established a library program geared to offer tutoring services to children in the community and initiated a partnership with the Lake County Health Department.

G. Victor Johnson

Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library, trustee

Johnson has served the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library as a trustee for more than 30 years. During his tenure he has served as treasurer, vice-president/secretary and president. He helped pass two referenda, oversee two building campaigns and maintain three zero-percent annual tax levies. While he was president of the board, the library was first recognized as a five-star library by Library Journal and has since earned five stars for five years in a row. He served on the board of the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (now United for Libraries) as well as the North Suburban Library System.