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Jane Meyers Receives Prestigious ALA Award and Wins SLA Photography Contest

Jane Meyers Receives Prestigious ALA Award and Wins SLA Photography Contest

Lubuto Library Project founder and president Jane Kinney Meyers is the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association’s 2012 John Ames Humphry / OCLC / Forest Press Award. The annual award is given to a librarian who has made significant contributions to international librarianship throughout their career. ALA’s announcement of the award, which recognizes Jane’s “advancement of libraries, librarianship, literacy and international understanding as a librarian, a teacher, a consultant and an administrator,” states that her “culminating achievement is the establishment of the Lubuto Library Project, a model of sustainable library development and innovation.” The Lubuto Library Project was recently featured here on the DC/SLA blog for their contributions to literacy in Zambia.  To read more about Jane’s contributions to the field, click here to access the ALA news article.

In other news, Jane has won the SLA & Factiva Agile Professional Snap & Win Contest!  Her winning “Creating Community” entry is here: http://t.co/f0oUWkqn, and is also featured on the DC/SLA homepage with this posting.

The voting was close right up until the end.  For those attending the conference, the finalists will be honored by Dow Jones during the Welcome Reception (3-5 pm on Sunday).

Congrats, Jane, on all of your success!!

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Chapter Notes: Happy New Year!

Chapter Notes: Happy New Year!

Welcome 2012 and a new year of Chapter Notes!

In this issue:

  • We ring in the new year with chapter president Lois Ireland and ring out 2011 with past-president Mary Talley.
  • We discover that the end-of-year holiday celebration celebrated not just holidays but DC/SLA (and there are photos)
  • We see what was seen around DC/SLA; celebrate awards, accomplishments and adventures; and catch up with what’s new on the DC/SLA web site.
  • We learn the “lessons learned” by librarians facing earthquakes, hurricanes and floods. Planning is the key, according to author Sharon Lenius.

January 2012 Chapter Notes

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