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2011 READS Award of Excellence winner announced

The READS Award of Excellence Committee along with the READS Executive Board is very pleased to announce that Thelma Tracy of the Weare Public Library is the winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence.

Tracy, currently the Assistant Librarian at Weare Public Library, previously worked at the Concord Public Library and the Tucker Free Library in Henniker.  An excerpt from Tracy’s nomination, which was read at the READS fall conference on October 7th, included the following: “Thelma is the adult services go-to- person…she is a tireless advocate for the library, her performance always goes beyond what’s expected, she gets along well with staff and the public, and in spite of her awareness of the limitations imposed by the size and financial status of the library, she provides traditional and electronic service to patrons.”

For the past 7 years, the READS Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding contributions by a library staff member who has been instrumental in improving library service to adults. Nomination materials for the 2012 Award will be available in late Winter.  For more information, please

READS past president Linda Taggart (left), supervisor of reference services at the Nashua Public Library, presents Weare Assistant Librarian Thelma Tracy with the 2011 READS Award of Excellence.

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