Last week Melissa McCollum, a colleague of my husband's at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, won one of four Carnegie Corporation/New York Times "I Love My Librarian" awards nationwide.
Today the Daily Breeze had this great story - front page, above the fold, color picture.
In a time when libraries are most often in the news because of cuts to budgets and hours it is great to see articles like this that recognize a wonderful, up-and-coming library manager and at the same time highlight all of the ways her library is making a difference in the community it serves.
The list of innovative programs that Melissa has put in place would be impressive in any circumstance. Knowing she accomplished this while balancing the demands of work and a young family and in an environment where resources are stretched much thinner than they are at PVLD (I am pretty sure she has been spending several hours a day just covering the reference desk) makes it that much more impressive.
Great work Melissa!