For immediate release | June 3, 2014

United for Libraries names Dr. Argiro Morgan ALA Trustee Citation recipient

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has named Dr. Argiro Morgan of St. Tammany Parish (La.) Library as the recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards.

Originally appointed to the St. Tammany Parish Library board in 1999, Morgan has continuously served the library since then. As library board president since 2006, she has had a major impact on the library’s accomplishments. She has led a steady transformation to help the library meet the technological revolution, ensuring that the library recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and that a new, state-of-the-art library was opened in Madisonville after the storm. In 2008, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed Morgan to the Louisiana State Library Commission, of which she now serves as president. In 2011, she began revitalizing the St. Tammany Parish Library Foundation, a project that won a United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Award in 2013.

Dr. Morgan will be recognized as the recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation at the Opening General Session of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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