Jeanne Drewes

Chief of binding and collections Care/manager mass deacidification in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress

Jeanne Drewes


Jeanne Drewes’ work includes significant outreach to the general public. She played a lead role in the success of ALA Preservation Week, a national, ALA-sponsored campaign initiated in 2010 to raise awareness of the libraries’ role in connecting the general public to preservation information and expertise. Her leadership on the project was much appreciated. As one nomination letter stated, “Ms. Drewes is a genuine leader, providing clear purpose and vision to inspire people to accomplish new and challenging undertakings.”

Awards Won

Title Year
Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a gold-framed citation, honoring an individual for contributing significantly to the general public’s recognition and appreciation of librarianship, outside the usual awareness of activities expected of a professional. These skills engender admiration for the profession as critical to the 21st Century, attract broad attention, and perhaps inspire career choices by others.

2012 - Winner(s)