The CHILIS Librarian of the Year award is presented annually at our spring conference to honor a current youth services librarian who has contributed significantly to enriching library services to youth in New Hampshire. The 2012 award went to Jan Streelman of the Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham.
In her award presentation, President Kathy Tracy said—
The list of her accomplishments is long and includes countless dynamic programs, both in the library and in the larger community…. A standout mention by both nominators is her make a Make-a-Difference Club, which offers children the opportunity to engage in service projects for the community. Clearly her dedication to children must give her boundless energy! She has excelled in every area of librarianship…
Her director states, “This library would be missing a piece of its heart without Miss Jan and the community would be much poorer.” In her own nomination letter, her assistant director emphasizes how very special Miss Jan is to everyone—colleagues, parents, teachers, community members, and most of all the children. She states, “I cannot imagine a better friend and colleague than Miss Jan.”
Here are a few more photos from the spring conference:
Merrimack Children’s Librarian Yvette Couser and her husband Jonathan get ready to rock out to their summer reading song.
NH State Youth Services Coordinator Ann Hoey addresses the audience.
CHILIS board members Gail Drucker and Pam Stauffacher sell raffle tickets.