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2006 Awards

LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR: Arnie Maurins ( Washoe County Public Library)

Hired initially as the Systems Librarian, Arnie is recognized as bringing technology to the
forefront of the Washoe County Library System. His hard work and dedication earned
him a promotion to Associate Director. Shortly afterwards, he co-chaired the planning for
the 2005 NLA Annual Conference. He has also served as Executive Secretary for NLA.

TRUSTEE OF THE YEAR: Tim Wong ( Las Vegas-Clark County Library District).

In his second term as a trustee of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Trustee
Wong has proven himself to be a concerned and committed proponent of libraries in the
Community. He has graciously shared his time with staff, not only with Board matters
but has also involved himself in some of the special programs that the library provides
such as the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

DOROTHY MCALINDEN AWARD: Jason Adams (Washoe County Library System)

Jason has been with the Washoe County Library for twelve years. Most of these years
have been spent on the small staff of the Mendive Library in Sparks. This library is a
partnership with the Mendive Middle School. Over the years, Jason has developed a
wonderful teen program for this library and it is a model for the entire library system.
He has built and maintains two well-used websites for the library system- one for youth
and one for teens. Jason’s passion, energy and devotion to teens and libraries are an
inspiration to us all!

SPECIAL CITATIONS:

┬áLas Vegas-Clark County Library District’s ILS Implementation Team:

 This team received an award for all of the outstanding work that they did to migrate the
District from DRA to Innovative Interfaces. Due to their work, there was less than a 1%
error rate in the migration of all data to the new system!

NSLA Database Team

The Nevada State Library and Archives leads the program to license library databases for
all types of libraries in the state. This project is funded with nearly $700,000 from a
variety of sources including local, state and federal funds. The individuals who serve on|
this committee identify the best possible library databases for Nevadans as they work
under tight time constraints and from all areas of Nevada meeting electronically at
videoconference sites.

Hispanic Outreach Team

This project involved instituting library services to patrons of all ages in the Washoe
County Library District. Librarians from all over Nevada lent their expertise to ensure
underserved patrons whose primary language was Spanish were introduced to all of the
many services available free to them with a library card.

Tina Frolund (Las Vegas-Clark County Library District)

Tina was recognized for all of the excellent work that she has done, and continues to do,
for LVCCLD’s WOW2 program. This includes not only management, organization and
utilization of workers’ abilities but also her ability to see present opportunities for
service and to anticipate new ones as well.

Kim Russell (Las Vegas-Clark County Library District)

For almost ten years, as the Program Director of the International House of Blues
Foundation, Kim has given much to LVCCLD. She began the program “Remembering
The Freedoms” , a celebration of African-American History that is an annual tradition
during February each year. It is because of her involvement, efforts and her passion for
literacy, history and the arts, that LVCCLD has been able to partner with the Clark
County School District, the West Las Vegas Arts Center and the Nevada Arts Council to
bring arts-educative opportunities to youth of all ages in Las Vegas.

Henderson District Public Libraries

HDPL has been a collaborative partner for providing services to the residents of Southern
Nevada by sharing space with the Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped ( Talking Books) over the past five years. The collaborative partnership
was an effective use of the limited LSTA funding for this important statewide service.

Shari Buck (North Las Vegas Library District)

Because of North Las Vegas Council member Shari Buck’s outstanding support of
Libraries and library services, the North Las Vegas Library District was able to open its
first new library branch in 41 years. Her undaunted support has been the driving force
behind not only the construction of the new Aliante Library which opened this past May
but it has also put two more library building projects in planning stages for construction.