Dr. Elizabeth Curry selected for 2017 ASCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award
For Immediate Release
Marketing & Programs Specialist
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
CHICAGO - Dr. Elizabeth Curry, Dean, University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library, has been selected for the 2017 Leadership & Professional Achievement Award administered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).
“Often described by her peers as a creative problem solver who successfully facilitates process-oriented solutions, Curry is frequently sought out for strategic planning efforts, leadership training and complex project planning endeavors. Curry led a myriad of cutting-edge projects with the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, where she set the stage for libraries’ future leaders by implementing the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute, which is still active today”, said nominator, Barbara Stites, Ph.D.
“Curry is not only a proven strong leader at the local and national levels, she is also a teacher of leaders. She has influenced the next generation of emerging leaders in Florida through the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. As the content creator and facilitator for the first three years of the program, as a mentor in later years, her continued influence on these librarians cannot be overstated”, stated Bradley Ward, former colleague.
Curry will be honored at the ASCLA Achievement Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10-11:30am at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. All conference attendees are invited to attend the event. Additional event details will be available on the conference website in April.
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, enhances the effectiveness of library service by advocating for and providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members, who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, library cooperatives and library consultants.