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Annie Donahue recieves 2011 Ann Geisel Award of Merit

The New Hampshire Library Association was proud to honor Annie Donahue, Library Director of UNH-Manchester, as the 2011 recipient of the Ann Geisel Award of Merit at the NHLA Fall Business Meeting on November 4th.

Annie Donahue - Ann Geisel Award of Merit

Annie is also an Assistant Professor at UNHM, having taught history courses, plus research and reference skills to students for the past 15 years. She earned a BA in Humanities from UNH, an MLS from Southern Connecticut State College, and an ALM with a concentration in Celtic Studies from Harvard University. Annie is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from Plymouth State University.

Annie has been actively involved with NHLA since 1991, serving as President in 2007 and Spring Conference Committee Chairperson from 2008-2011.

Several librarians and co-workers shared words of praise:

“Annie validated the organization for all types of libraries in New Hampshire, engaging academic librarians, public librarians and school librarians to be part of one organization and to serve that organization together.”

“Annie, always prepared and organized, taught me that serving the NH library community is an important part of being a librarian. Working with Annie taught me that we have a lot to share with not only our patrons and students, but our peers as well…Annie may not know it, but she has served as a mentor to me. Thank you, Annie for helping me become a better librarian.”

“Annie has helped to create a work environment that is warm and inviting, while maintaining impeccable professionalism. I am truly honored and grateful to have her as my Director.”

The Ann Geisel Award of Merit is given to an individual, group or organizations that has made significant contributions to the New Hampshire Library Community.

Ann Geisel Award of Merit

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The Ann Geisel Award of Merit is given to an individual, group or organization that has made significant contributions to the New Hampshire library community.

The Ann Geisel Award of Merit recognizes librarians, libraries and other individuals that have contributed to the New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) or the New Hampshire library community. Past Ann Geisel Award of Merit recipients haveĀ improvedĀ all New Hampshire libraries through their efforts as library professionals by providing library services or advocating for library issues within and beyond the state level.

For more information on the award, the nomination process and past winners, please check the NHLA web site (

Nominations are due September 1st, 2011 and can be sent to:
NHLA Awards Committee
Attn: Judy Haskell
c/o Local Government Center
P.O Box 617
Concord, NH 03302

Thanks for your consideration.

Ann Geisel Award Call For Nominations

It is that time of year to again call for nominations for the Ann Geisel Award.  Please read the award’s description and purpose, as well as the award criteria, the nomination process, the selection process and a list of winners on the Geisel Award web page.  This information has been edited slightly from last year, so even if you think you are familiar with the award, take a minute to read through it again.

This year’s winner will be announced at the NHLA Annual Business Meeting on November 6, 2008.  The Annual Business Meeting will take place at the Nashua Crowne Plaza Hotel.  More information about the meeting will be posted on the blog soon.

Seeking Ann Geisel Award Nominations

The NHLA Executive Board is seeking nominations for its most prestigious award, the Ann Geisel Award.  The Ann Geisel Award of Merit recognizes librarians, libraries, and other individuals and organizations that have contributed to the Association or the New Hampshire library community.  Through their efforts as library professionals, providing library services, or advocating for library issues, they have improved all New Hampshire libraries.

This award is named in the memory of Ann Geisel (1947-1999).  Ann personified “distinguished service to the New Hampshire library community.”  In addition to serving for many years as the Director of the Peterborough Town Library, she served the New Hampshire library community through her service as a member of NHLA, Nubanusit Library Coop, and the NH State Library Advisory Council including a term as its Chair.  She was also active in regional and national library issues as a member of the Advisory Board of the Northeast Document Conservation Center, the American Library Association, and the New England Library Association.

If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award, submit a letter of nomination and two letters of support to the NHLA Awards Committee by Friday, August 31, 2007.  Include in the letter of nomination a statement explaining why this individual or organization qualifies for this award.  List specific activities and accomplishments.  For individuals, also list memberships and offices held in professional organizations and any honors received.

The Geisel Award Committee mailing address is:

NHLA Awards Committee
c/o Doris Mitton
Dalton Public Library
741 Unit 2 Dalton Road
Dalton, NH 03598
Van stop:  Dalton