Karen Hyman awarded ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award

Contact: Eileen Hardy



For Immediate Release

March 5, 2003

Karen Hyman awarded ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award

Karen Hyman, executive director, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, Gibbsboro, N.J., is the 2003 recipient of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Leadership Achievement Award presented by the ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award is a citation presented to recognize leadership and achievement in consulting, multi-type library cooperation and state library development. The award recognizes sustained activity that has been characterized by professional growth and effectiveness, and has enhanced the status of these areas of activity.

"Karen Hyman over many years has provided outstanding leadership at the local, network, state and national level," stated Jim Kirks, Jr., ASCLA award committee chair. "Ms. Hyman is known for her dedication, sense of humor, persistence, willingness to take on the tough issues, and her presentations and publications on customer service, censorship and new technologies. "

The award will be presented June 22, 2003, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., at the ASCLA President's Program and Award Ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto.