2010 Winners

Laura Farwell Blake
Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.
Laura Farwell Blake

“Routinely described to prospective graduate students as being the number one reason to attend Harvard for an English Ph.D.”

Paul Clark
Clay County Library System
Fleming Island, Fla.
Paul Clark

Used vacation time to lobby for state aid for Florida libraries.

Ellen M. Dolan
Shrewsbury Public Library
Shrewsbury, Mass.
Ellen Dolan

Created community partnerships to help maintain library services and hours.

Jeff Dowdy
Bainbridge College Library
Bainbridge, Ga.
Jeff Dowdy

Exceptional customer service to the college’s students and faculty.

Melissa McCollum
County of Los Angeles Public Library, Lawndale Library
Lawndale, Calif.
Melissa McCollum

“Love of community is evident in everything Melissa McCollum does.”

Kelley I. McDaniel
Helen King Middle School
Portland, Maine
Kelley I. McDaniel

Imagination and innovation.

Patricia J. Updike
Webb Street School
Gastonia, N.C.
Patricia J. Updike

Helps students with disabilities experience classic literature.

Doug Valentine
McKillop Elementary School
Melissa, Texas
Doug Valentine

"Everything Mr. Valentine touches becomes a priceless lesson in sharing for students and teachers alike.”

Christina Wagner
Goodman South Madison Branch Library
Madison, Wisc.
Chris Wagner

A “tireless activist for social justice;” hosts programs to help low-income adults get an education.

Stefanie Wittenbach
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Stefanie Wittenbach

Built library services from the bottom up on a new university campus.