For immediate release | April 29, 2013

United for Libraries names Johnson and Mull ALA Trustee Citation recipients

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has named G. Victor Johnson and Beverly Mull as recipients 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.

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.

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.

Johnson and Mull will be recognized as recipients of the ALA Trustee Citation at the Opening General Session of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. For more information about United for Libraries programs at events at the Annual Conference, visit

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



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