February 20, 2018

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Luis Herrera, Director San Francisco Public Library, Receives 2014 Sullivan Award

31914luisherraraThe American Library Association (ALA) has announced that the 2014 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Luis Herrera, San Francisco Public Library’s city librarian. The Sullivan Award is presented annually to an individual in a library administrator role who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children. The award will be presented at the ALA President’s Program, Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

As the jury chair, I can attest to the vigor of Herrera’s accomplishments throughout his career, and the entire committee I worked with was equally impressed. Kathleen Reif, last year’s Sullivan Award winner and 2014 jury member, noted Herrera’s wide ranging impact on children’s services, from his leadership in the Every Child Ready to Read initiative to the recent procurement of IMLS funding for a Teen Digital Media Center at San Francisco Public Library.

The deadline for submission of applications for the 2015 Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children is Dec. 1, 2014. Guidelines and applications are available on the ALA website.

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Dodie Ownes left the glamorous world of retrospective conversion and disco to jump on the library vendor train. Since then, she has been learning at the feet of the masters about all things library. Dodie lives in Golden, Colorado, where even the sign which arches the main street says "Howdy."