Miriam Pollack wins Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award

Contact: Eileen Hardy



For Immediate Release

March 5, 2003

Miriam Pollack wins Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award

Miriam Pollack, assistant director for the North Suburban Library System, Wheeling, Ill., is the 2003 recipient of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

This annual citation, named for Margaret E. Monroe, is presented to a librarian who has made a significant contribution to and an impact on library service to adults. Monroe, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is nationally known for her contributions to teaching, research and service in the field of library services to adults.

"Miriam Pollack was selected because of her many contributions to the library profession and her commitment to education for adults," said Eugenia D. Bryant, chair of the award committee. "On the local, system and state level Pollack operates as a change agent in the North Suburban Library System working with librarians, helping them engage and move into the future by planning a varied continuing educational schedule. She exemplifies leadership, innovation and creativity in each of her professional endeavors and in every way has achieved her dream of inspiring adults to learn at the library. Her enthusiasm and willingness to pave new programmatic pathways to lifelong learning is an inspiration to all who work with her."

The award will be presented at the RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 23, 2003, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto.