Lesley Farmer, professor of library media at California State University, Long Beach, and Valerie Perry, director of University of Kentucky’s Science and Engineering Library in Lexington, received the Special Libraries Association’s 2023 Rose L. Vormelker Award, which recognizes mid-career members for teaching and mentorship.
April 16 Sheri Massey, library media specialist at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac, Maryland, was named School Librarian of the Year by the Maryland Association of School Librarians.
The New Jersey Library Association named Martha Hickson, librarian at North Hunterdon High School in Clinton Township, its 2023 Librarian of the Year June 1.
In August, Ohio Library Council named
director of Euclid (Ohio) Public Library, its 2022 Librarian of the Year. Armstrong—who is being recognized for her efforts to curb learning loss during the pandemic, provide more afterschool activities, and recruit minority librarians, among other achievements—is the first Black woman to receive this honor.
Arianne Johnson Quinn, music special collections librarian at Florida State University’s Warren D. Allen Music Library in Tallahassee, received the inaugural Noël Coward Fellowship from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Noël Coward Foundation in February. She will spend the 2022–2023 academic year in New York City with direct access to never-before-seen Coward artifacts for research.
St. Louis County (Mo.) Library received an Outstanding Local Government Achievement award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments November 17 for its Pandemic Response through Collaboration of Community Resources project.
In October the Ohio Library Council named recently retired Dayton Metro Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch its Hall of Fame Librarian of the Year.
Milton (Ont.) Public Library Manager of Support Services Kanta Kapoor received the Internet Archive Hero Award in October.
In October King County (Wash.) Library System received the 2021 Government Technology Special Districts Award for Technology Innovation in the Citizens Category.
St. Louis University’s Pius XII Memorial Library was named 2021 Missouri Library of the Year by the Missouri Library Association September 29. Other awardees at the event include the following: Taylor Bequette, young adult and adult services librarian at Little Dixie Regional Libraries in Moberly, was named Outstanding New Librarian; Rachel Brekhus, research and instructional services librarian at University of Missouri in Columbia, won Outstanding Professional Librarian; Eric Lyon, children’s programming coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, received the Outstanding Library Employee Award; and Megan Temple, manager of St. Louis Public Library’s Baden branch, won the Show Me Youth Services Award.
October 4 Patrick Hogan retired as senior acquisitions editor for ALA Editions after 26 years with ALA.