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Insider Article [December 2012] [12/04/12] (CLA Member News)
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photo of legos. bibliotheca
Photo credit: Carey Vance
photo of Harry Rowe and Teresa Landers
Hall of Fame inaugural inductee, Harry Rowe, and 2012 conference planning co-chair, Teresa Landers.
Photo credit: Chuck O’Shea

Contra Costa County Library is one of five libraries selected to receive the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions… Rebecca Perkins is the new Library Technician at Vandenberg AFB Library… Nevada County Library was recently awarded a grant of $17,935 from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District towards the purchase of downloadable audio and and eBooks, pending BOS approval. The grant’s purpose is to reduce vehicle emissions by allowing library users to select and check out  their library materials without additional vehicle travel… Micaela Agyare is the new instruction librarian at Foothill College Library and, after a year without an instruction librarian, Foothill looks forward to revitalizing their library instruction program under her leadership… Burbank Public Library was one of six nationwide winners in Biblioteca’s Lego contest. The library’s Lego Club won a large set of Legos thanks to a winning entry photo by children’s librarian Carey Vance… CLA’s longest serving member, Harry Rowe (65 years as a member and counting!), was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Hemet City Council in honor of his induction into the California Library Hall of Fame… Sophia Duran, SJSU, was invited to be a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society due to her academic achievements… Luis Herrera, City Librarian of the San Francisco Public Library, was one of eight appointees by President Obama to the National Museum and Library Services Board… The Southgate branch of the Sacramento Public Library hosted its second Kendama battle with over 70 participants competing in beginner, intermediate, and advanced level “ladders” or tricks with the Japanese wooden skill toy. Yolo County Library's Yolo Reads Juvenile Detention Center LIteracy Project is the recipient of a $500 grant from CLA Business Member, Better World Books, after visitors to Better World Book's conference booth voted it Most Inspirational Library Literacy Project.