2009 Winners

Sol A. Gómez
Pima County Public Library, Sam Lena-South, Tucson Branch
Tucson, Arizona
Sol A. Gómez

"He is a truly giving person that is available to his community and is a mentor."
 

Laura Grunwerg
River Edge Public Library
River Edge, New Jersey
Laura Grunwerg

"Laura's unique personality brings an atmosphere of fun to the library."
 

Lucy Hansen
South Texas Independent School District
Mercedes, Texas
Lucy Hansen

"Lucy makes our school district a better place by always looking for new and exciting opportunities for our students and staff."
 

Alice K. Juda
U.S. Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
Alice K. Juda

"She cares that we not only get what we want, but that we get what we need – whether we know we need it or not!"
 

Karen E. Martines
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland, Ohio
Karen E. Martines

"Ms. Martines is sharp, witty and astonishingly
committed."
 

Dwight McInvaill
Georgetown County Library
Georgetown, South Carolina
Dwight McInvaill

"He is a visionary leader who constantly presents challenges and new ideas for growth and change."
 

Séamus Ó’Scanláin
Center for Worker Education Library (The City College of New York)
New York, New York
Séamus Ó’Scanláin

"Thanks to Seamus, faculty members have transformed the curricula offered at the center into a research-driven format, benefiting not just faculty but students as well."
 

Dana Thomas
Cypress Lake Middle School
Fort Myers, Florida
Dana Thomas

"Mrs. Thomas isn't just a librarian at our school. She has made the library an extension of our classroom."
 

Carolyn Wheeler
Conant Elementary School
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Carolyn Wheeler

"Ms. Wheeler is the ‘glue’ who holds us
together all year."

Oceana Wilson
Crossett Library, Bennington College
Bennington, Vermont
Oceana Wilson

"...fearless, creative, eclectic, understated, intelligent, enthusiastic, fresh and committed to the success of the students."