Martha Hendricks, director of Clarksville-Montgomery County (Tenn.) Public Library, received the Tennessee Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Award April 25. Hendricks allowed Equality Clarksville to use the library’s meeting space in August 2018 to hold a drag queen storytime despite protests and personal attacks.
In June the University of West Georgia in Carrollton named Ingram Library Head of Special Collections and Associate Professor Blynne Olivieri Faculty Member of the Year for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Owen Intermediate School Library Media Center in Belleville, Michigan, won the state’s Model 21st Century School Library award in June in recognition of its innovative collaborations with local educators.
The Jefferson County (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce named Jennifer Cesta, public relations coordinator for the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, as Ambassador of the Year in October.
Rebecca Wisniewski, interlibrary loan manager at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, received a campus Outstanding Work Performance award.