We all know that librarianship can be a thankless profession. Its only appropriate that AJL take a few minutes to thank and recognize a couple of the people who have made a difference in our profession.
Zachary Baker presented the AJL Life membership award to Phil Miller, my colleague on the HUC
Libby White presented Ellen G. Cole with the Fanny Goldstein Merit Award. Ellen is enthusiastic about her work and especially about her family, her children and grandchildren. Ellen said that her motto is to be “MAD” to “Make A Difference.”
Sarah Barnard awarded the AJL scholarship to 2 library school students: Kimberly Guise and Russell Neiss. Russell was here to accept the scholarship. Sarah mentioned that they had a large pool of qualified students which made her committee’s task very difficult.
Yelena Luckert presented the Doris Orenstein award to 7 AJL members who had not attended the conference before.
Susan Greening presented accreditation certificates to many library who had worked hard to achieve this.