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CLA Awards and Scholarships 2012

CLA is pleased to announce and congratulate its 2012 award and scholarship recipients!

We would also like to thank our award and scholarship committees for their hard work in selecting this year’s winners from a very strong pool of applicants and nominees.

Award recipients will be recognized and honored at the CLA Awards Gala on the evening of Friday, November 2, during the annual conference in San José. Tickets for the Awards Gala may be purchased through the CLA conference website: http://conference.cla-net.org/

We hope to see you there!

Begun Scholarship

  • Meredith Steiner, San José State University, School of Library and Information Science

Reference Service Press Fellowship

Sponsored by Reference Service Press

  • Laura McClanathan, San José State University, School of Library and Information Science

Edna Yelland Scholarship

  • Crystal Duran, University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
  • Minh Le, University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
  • Anna Raya Rivera, Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information

Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy

Sponsored by Bay Area Literacy, Southern California Library Literacy Network, and Northern California Literacy Coalition

  • Christy A. Aguirre, Sacramento Public Library

PRExcellence Award

Less than $5M Library Budget: Print Category

  • Burlingame Public Library

Less than $5M Library Budget: Wild Card Category

  • Rancho Cucamonga Library Services

$5M-$10M Library Budget: Print Category

  • Santa Clara City Library

$5M-$10M Library Budget: Internet, Video, Television or Radio Category

  • Beverly Hills Public Library

$10M and Greater Library Budget: Internet, Video, Television or Radio Category

  • Fresno County Public Library

Best in Show

  • Rancho Cucamonga Library Services

CLA Technical Services New Leader Award

Sponsored by Brodart

  • Loretta Staal, Carlsbad City Library

John & Patricia Beatty Award

Sponsored by Book Wholesalers, Inc.

  • Joanne Rocklin, author of One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street. Abrams, 2011

California Young Reader Medal

Sponsored by the California Association of Teachers, California Library Association, California Reading Association, and California School Library Association

Primary

  • I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. Flashlight Press, 2009

Intermediate

  • Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth. Walker Childrens, 2010

Middle School

  • Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009

Young Adult

  • Graceling by Kristen Cashore. Harcourt Children’s Books, 2008

Picture Book for Older Reader

  • Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine. Scholastic Press, 2007

CLA President’s Award

  • Stefan Moses, Member and Past President of the Hemet Public Library Board of Trustees, and CLA Executive Director, 1969-1986

CLA Member of the Year

  • Jane Light, San José Public Library (retired) and CLA Legislation and Advocacy Chair

California Library Hall of Fame

  • James Gillis, former California State Librarian and architect of California’s county library system
  • Michael Gorman, retired California State University, Fresno, library director, prolific author, and American Library Association president in 2005/06
  • Zoia Horn, intellectual freedom advocate
  • Carma Leigh, former California State Librarian and federal funding advocate
  • Miriam Matthews, first certified African-American librarian in California and intellectual freedom advocate during the McCarthy era
  • Ursula Meyer, California Library Association president in 1977/78 and former director of Stockton-San Joaquin library
  • Regina Minudri, outspoken proponent for public libraries, California Library Association president in 1980/81, and American Library Association president in 1986/87
  • Lawrence Clark Powell, founder of the University of California, Los Angeles, library school, academic librarian, prolific author, and California Library Association president in 1949/50
  • Harry Rowe, retired director of several public libraries in California and the California Library Association’s longest living member
  • Gary Strong, former California State Librarian and current director of the University of California, Los Angeles, libraries

Mary George, Chair
CLA Awards and Scholarships Committee
and CLA Board Member