Chad Hutchens, associate librarian and head of digital collections at University of Wyoming Libraries in Laramie, received the university’s 2020 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award April 27.
Nichelle M. Hayes, leader of Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature and Culture, received the Indianapolis Center for Leadership Development’s Achievement in Arts and Entertainment Award May 7.
In May Rebecca Jefferson, curator of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at University of Florida in Gainesville and a joint faculty member of the university’s Center for Jewish Studies, was named to the Florida Commissioner of Education’s Task Force on Holocaust Education.
Deborah Margolis, Middle East Studies Librarian at Michigan State University, received a Fulbright US Scholar Program award to conduct research in partnership with Tomorrow’s Youth Organization in Palestine and University of Jordan Libraries American Corner to encourage youth development and relationships among college-age youth and professionals around the world.
Christine Morris, deputy director of OhioNET in Columbus, and Tracee M. Murphy, director of Wellsville Carnegie Public Library, were selected as members of the Leadership Ohio Class of 2020.
Hartford Business Journal recognized Hartford (Conn.) Public Library President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey as one of its 2020 Women in Business Award winners.
Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, associate librarian and Latin American and Caribbean Special Collections Librarian at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries in Gainesville, was named one of 15 RBS-Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellows for 2020-2022.
Tim Bucknall, assistant dean for electronic resources and information technology and associate professor for University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, received the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Efficiency and Innovation, the highest honor a state employee can receive for service to North Carolina and its people.
Cheryl Kuonen, executive director of Mentor (Ohio) Public Library, received a Woman of Achievement Award from Lakeland Community College March 22.
Activist librarian Sanford Berman received the Edina (Minn.) Human Rights and Relations Commission’s Tom Oye Award, which honors residents’ socially minded pursuits, in recognition of his work to eliminate language that perpetuates bias from library catalogs.
East Baton Rouge (La.) Parish Library’s Children’s Services presented its Spaht Scholar Award to Pamela Cambre Lakvold, librarian at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School in Baton Rouge.
October 22 Simone Richardson, a librarian at Akron-Summit County (Ohio) Public Library’s business and government division, received the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s Impact Award for her work providing services to formerly incarcerated individuals.