Congratulations to the 2016 winners! They will be honored at a luncheon in Tucson during the 2016 annual conference.
The AzLA Service Award Committee is happy to announce the selections for the 2016 Service Awards. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate deserving colleagues. It is truly appreciated! Without your work writing nominations and gathering letters of recommendation, this work could not happen.
We had considerably more nominations this year than last, each one worthy of a nomination. While it is always a difficult decision to have to select only one, special thanks goes to the following members of the committee for their excellent committee work: Chair Ingrid Trebisky-Pima County Public Library, and committee members Margie Trujillo-Farmer-Pima County Public Library, Kelly Akin-College and Academic Libraries, Denise Gullikson-Mohave Community College, Mark Stawecki-Public Libraries, Amy Rusk-Pima County Public Library, Hannah Stewart-Yuma County Library District, Michelle Hjorting-Prescott Valley Public Library, Betsy Redman-Arizona State University, Diane Ward-Pima County Public Library, Rachel Castro-University of Arizona, Jamie McCraw-Grand Canyon University, Joanne DePastino-Grand Canyon University, and Coni Weatherford-Pima County Public Library.
Congratulations to the following:
Library Leadership: Judy Finney
Rosenzweig Distinguished Service: Dale Savage
Outstanding Library Services: Susannah Connor
AzLA Outstanding Youth Services Librarian: David Brown
Outreach Services Award: Dinah Ponyesva
Library Volunteer of the Year Award: Matt Marion
Emerging Leader Award: Wendy Burk
Sharon G. Womack Outstanding Library Technician Award: Rebecca Bommersbach
Follett School Librarian of the Year: Patricia Jimenez
Library Support Staff Scholarship: Lisa Mendez
Louise A. Stephens Scholarship: Phoenix Smithey