Real Life Stories

Once upon a time, a little girl dreamed of "owning" a library when she grew up. Well, I certainly grew up, but I don't "own" a library. However, my story is even more interesting...funny how life is more fun when you just jump on the ride! Currently, I am the Library Media Specialist at a public elementary school in the land of Bossier City, LA. READ MORE
This past year, while home raising my three-year old daughter who was not yet in preschool, we visited the library almost daily. Queens library offered a variety of programs that enriched my daughter's life tremendously. READ MORE
 As a child I was overwhelmed and I must confess bored by    libraries. The Dewy Decimal System was not written in my    language. The buildings were gray, dark, and lifeless. Sweat    rolled into my eyes, my lips quivered and I stifled fear every    time I asked the Reference Librarian a question. I thought I was    supposed to already know the answer.    What changed all this? Libraries changed. The institution of READ MORE
I have always loved the library, but growing up in a small town, I was allowed to walk to the library by myself. I loved the sight and smell of all of those stacks of books.  In the summer, the library held a contest to find the child who would read the most number of books over the summer and also be able to verbally review the books for the librarian every week. I never won the contest, but had the pleasure of reading a lot of books.  READ MORE
1. Please tell us in 2-3 sentences why your nominee should win this award.  What sets him/her apart? There are three reasons why I feel that Ms. Wittenbach is meritorious of this award: 1. Excpetional student service 2. intergration of technology and 3. incredible faculty relations 2. Please discuss how the nominee has helped you and/or others and made your experience of the library a more positive one. For instance, did the nominee assist you in a research project or enhance your students' learning experience? READ MORE
1. Please tell us in 2-3 sentences why your nominee should win this award.  What sets him/her apart? She has led the establishment of a new university library from scratch for a Hispanic-serving university in South San Antonio. With few resources, she has built a respectable collection and provided crucial services to a non-traditional student population. Her work has been heroic and merits recognition. READ MORE
1. How long have you known the nominee and how did you come to know him or her? READ MORE
1. How long have you known the nominee and how did you come to know him or her? I have known Seamus since January, when I started teaching at the Center for Worker Education / City College of New York. I asked Seamus about the possibility of ordering some books for the library which supported the learning of the students in the class I was teaching. 2. Please list a few ways in which the nominee has helped you and others and made your experience of the library a positive one. READ MORE
1. How long have you known the nominee and how did you come to know him or her? Seamus Scanlon has been the librarian at the Center for Worker Education for the past two years.  In addition to establishing the library and overseeing its programs for the Center for Worker Education, which serves non-traditional students who pursue their degrees while attending classes in the evenings and on weekends, Seamus has worked with faculty to incorporate library resources into our curricula. READ MORE
1. How long have you known the nominee and how did you come to know him or her? I write as a full-time faculty member at the City College of New York. I have known and worked with Seamus Scanlon for close to three years. 2. Please list a few ways in which the nominee has helped you and others and made your experience of the library a positive one. READ MORE

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