Library Diversity Award

Each spring, the Library Diversity Council presents two Library Diversity Awards: one to a librarian or staff member who has advocated for diversity through their work at the library or in the local community, and another to a library group or committee that has strongly enhanced the library's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Library Diversity Award Winners

We honor the work of these staff members at a library-wide diversity celebration lunch, and have their names added to a plaque in the library.

2020-present

  • 2020 - Ariel Ojibway (individual award) and the Art Alliance (team award)

2010-2019

  • 2019 - Sheila Garcia (individual award) and Wayfinding Team (team award)
  • 2018 - Monica Porter (individual award) and Digital Accessibility Team (team award)
  • 2017 - Erin Davis (individual award) and the Library IT Diversity Reading Club (team award)
  • 2016 - Marna Clowney-Robinson
  • 2015 - Patricia Anderson
  • 2014 - Gabriel Duque
  • 2013 - Martin Knott; special recognition: Paul Courant
  • 2012 - Shevon Desai
  • 2011 - Barbara MacAdam
  • 2010 - Fe Susan Go

2000-2009

  • 2009 - Helen Look
  • 2008 - Charles Ransom
  • 2007 - Anna Schnitzer
  • 2006 - Karen Downing
  • 2005 - Nita Patterson
  • 2004 - Kelly Webster
  • 2003 - Tim Retzloff
  • 2002 - Barbara Kolekamp, Scott Dennis
  • 2001 - Library Diversity Council ex-officio members: Margo Crist, Lucy Cohen, Karen Downing, Bill Gosling, Brenda Johnson, Charles Ransom, Maurice Wheeler
  • 2000 - No record

1993-1999

  • 1999 - Hattie Summerhill
  • 1998 - Margaret Rowry
  • 1997 - Rosemary Whelan
  • 1996 - Barbara MacAdam, Carole N. Weber
  • 1995 - Deborah Heiden, Leif Backman, Joann Grantham
  • 1994 - Ann Ridout; Bisexual, Gay,  Lesbian, Library Association (BGALLA), later called Lavender Information and Library Association (LILA)
  • 1993 - Lucy Cohen, Elaine Jordan

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