I'm a little late in offering up my congratulations to my old boss, Ron Block. He moved on from being the Circulation Manager at the Southwest County Regional Library in Palm Beach County, to being the Circulation Services Coordinator for the Jacksonville Public Library. He was nominated for Paraprofessional of the Year and received an Honorable Mention. He is fabulous so I wasn't the least bit surprised. (pictured here with Adriana Trigiani, who was guest speaker at Much Ado About Books in Jacksonville and one of my favorite authors!)
Here's what LJ posted:
Other Paraprofessionals of Note
"In addition to Adams, LJ saluted two other notable entrants nominated for the award...LJ also noted Ron Block, circulation services coordinator, Jacksonville Public Library (JPL), FL, who chairs JPL’s Circulation Review Unit of librarians and support staff. JPL’s user-friendly policy helps make it easier for the homeless living in shelters to get library cards. He is one of 16 trainers who teach in the library’s Destination Leadership program.
The Paraprofessional of the Year Award is sponsored by Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, McElhattan, PA, which underwrites the $1500 cash prize and a reception to honor the winner at the American Library Association annual conference in July. The award recognizes the essential role of paraprofessionals in providing excellent library service."
Well deserved, Ron!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Posted by BookBitch at 4/26/2009 05:07:00 PM