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2003 Awards

LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR: Joan Vaughan (Henderson District Public Libraries)

While Joan was Chair of the Southern District, she made a special point of trying to interact with the somewhat neglected part of SD-NLA. She was chosen to chair the NLA Conference Committee for 2004 in Henderson.

Joan started her career at HDPL as a reference librarian. She then worked in the IT Department as the Internet Services Librarian and still worked the reference desk once a week. Joan was also responsible for coordinating public computer training at the Paseo Verde . Joan is the first person that everyone wants on his or her committee or team. She coordinates numerous HDPL projects and contributes to a wide variety of service offerings throughout the district. Most important is her commitment to outstanding public service.

TRUSTEE OF THE YEAR: Bud Fujii (Washoe County Library System)

Bud has been a highly dedicated trustee, offering his wisdom, his professionalism, his thirty years of local government management experience, his sense of humor and, above all, his compassionate belief in the library system as the fundamental building block of our democratic society. He offers direction and guidance when needed and empowers the staff and other volunteers to achieve the library system’s goals.


Jeanne Sloan (Churchill County Library)

Jeanne is totally involved with the “Friends” and the Library itself. She makes things; does mailings; does storytime programs and puts incredible effort and time into each of these tasks. She willingly volunteers for anything that is asked of her and gives completely of herself.

Dana Hines (Cooperative Libraries Automated Network)

As CLAN Coordinator, Dana’s contributions to the establishment and organization of the Polaris system has been filled with long hours and the dedication to have the program running as smoothly as possible. Dana keeps up with the cutting edge of computer and communication technologies, and these translate to improved services not only for the CLAN libraries, but for libraries statewide.

DOROTHY MCALINDEN AWARD: Gail Veater (Nevada State Library and Archives)

Gail’s job description reads like many other library assistant positions- assists readers in the selection of materials, maintains files and records, handles routine circulation duties, book inspection and shelving duties, supervision duties. However, besides doing all these duties, Gail goes about ten steps further.