PLA honors Cuyahoga County Public Library Executive Director and Beachwood Branch Manager
The Public Library Association (PLA) has honored Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) Executive Director Sari Feldman with the prestigious Charles Robinson Award. The award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, recognizes a public library director who, over a period of seven years, has been a risk taker, innovator and change agent. Feldman received the award for her tremendous contributions to the advancement of public library service based on community impact, innovation and collaboration.
PLA also honored CCPL Beachwood Branch Manager William Kelly with the Allie Beth Martin Award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor. The award recognizes a public librarian for demonstrating a depth of knowledge about books and other library materials and for having the distinguished ability to share that knowledge. Kelly received the award for his creative and effective efforts to deliver personalized readers’ advisory through a unique blend of customer service and technology.
PLA award winners are selected by an Award Jury of members appointed by the PLA President and President-Elect, and the PLA Public Libraries Advisory Committee, which is comprised of members appointed from the PLA membership at large for 2-year terms.
Feldman and Kelly will be honored as part of the PLA’s President’s Program and Awards Presentation on Sunday, June 30 at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.
PLA is a division of the American Library Association. Its core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve; and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services. For more information about the PLA Awards, please visit http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=12383.