Alibris has named Spokane Falls Community College and Willard School, Warren City School District as winners of the 2011 Alibris Collection Award.
This will be the eighth year in a row that Alibris for Libraries has provided grants to help supply underfunded libraries with materials they need. Since the award’s inception in 2003, Alibris for Libraries has contributed collection-development materials worth over $23,000 to participating libraries.
Dozens of applicants qualified for the award by creating an online Alibris “wishlist” of books to augment their local collections. The books chosen by the winning libraries represent collections designed to:
· Promote early literacy via multicultural folktales at Spokane Falls Community College, in Spokane, Washington; and
· Help reduce both the causes and effects of violence and bullying at Willard K-8 School in Warren, Ohio.
The distinguished Collection Award jury includes Toni Garvey, director, Phoenix Public Library; Dr. Mark Sandler, director, Center for Library Initiatives at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation; Dr. Lynn Sutton, library director, Wake Forest University; Jack Walsdorf, retired bookseller and book scholar; Dr. Richard Weatherford, co-founder of Alibris; and the members of the Alibris for Libraries Advisory Board.
Complete details of the award may be found at Alibris for Libraries.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.