The Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award recognizes a librarian who has demonstrated passion, excellence and dedication in support of adult literacy. Two awards will be given out in 2018. Recipients will each receive $1,000 and will be honored at California Library Association’s annual conference.
The award is sponsored by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the California Center for the Book. The California Center for the Book is a recipient of two local Library of Congress Literacy Award for use in supporting state literacy initiatives. Through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program furthers the Library’s mission by honoring organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. The awards also encourage the continuing development of innovative methods for promoting literacy and the wide dissemination of the most effective practices. They are intended to draw public attention to the importance of literacy, and the need to promote literacy and encourage reading.
The 2018 award nomination period will close on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5:00pm.
2018 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award Committee
Casandra Issaka, Sacramento Public Library (Co-Chair)
Lynn McCormick, Tuolumne County Library
Sabrina Rosengren, Sacramento Public Library (Co-Chair)
Bev Schwartzerg, Santa Barbara Public Library
Carrie Scott, Carlsbad City Library
Erica Ann Watson, Charter College
Cherall Weiss, Newport Beach Public Library