The New Members Round Table's (NMRT) Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce Leah Choi as the 2023 recipient of the 2023 Olofson Award.
Leah Choi (she/her) is currently a MLIS student at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. She also holds a BFA in Photography and a minor in International Studies from University of Washington, Seattle, and is a graduate of the Baking and Pastry Certificate program at The Culinary Institute of America. Leah is currently a Digital Asset Coordinator with The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. In addition to being a member of the American Library Association, Leah is a member of the California Library Association, ALA’s New Members Round Table, and Social Responsibilities Round Table. She is dedicated to the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion and has a strong passion to create inclusive and equitable community-based services, focusing on the needs of marginalized or vulnerable groups.