It is my honor to announce the recipients of the Kansas Library Association Presidential Awards. The awards will be presented at the annual conference in Wichita at the Awards Reception on Thursday, October 30th at 5:30pm. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding individuals and plan on attending the conference and reception to personally congratulate them
Cathy Reeves, President
Kansas Library Association
Library Advocate – Richard Crowson, Wichita Eagle Editorial Cartoonist
If his wit and visuals grabbed the attention of potential supporters of
the Wichita Public Library’s long-awaited improvements, then he indeed was
a valuable library advocate. The fact that he had a history of interest in
libraries only further qualified him.
New Professional – Savannah Ball, Rockwell Branch, Wichita Public Library
For someone just starting out in her career, she has assumed duties and
leadership roles that older, more seasoned professionals might not accept.
Because of this, she truly is a role model for others.
Library Personnel – Julie Tomlianovich, South Central Kansas Library System (retired)
Julie’s contributions will have an impact on librarians for years to come,
because of her willingness to share her knowledge and love of children’s literature
with all. Her nominators were clearly influenced by her personally and
professionally, and will seek to carry on in her footsteps.
Meritorious Service – Jim Minges, Northeast Kansas Library System
Little more can be said about Jim’s almost two decades of work on
behalf of Kansas libraries beyond the many laudatory comments the committee
received concerning his character and contributions to the state.