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!!