2010 Award Winners Announced
From left: Ann Kleinschmidt, Jan Adamczyk, Lawrence Bullman, Paula Penna, Char Vice, and Maureen Dunne
One of the highlights of Reaching Forward’s 20th Anniversary was presenting two special awards for Library Assistants.
The Robert P. Doyle Award was presented to Jan Adamczyk, Slavic Library, University of Illinois. Jan, like many Library Assistants, wears two hats: He works a very busy Reference Desk at the Slavic Reference Service in the mornings and then spends the afternoons in cataloging, where he mentioned he gets to take a breath! Jan’s nomination included the high praise of his manager for “his willingness to take on any task that needs attention. He is not only an asset to the unit; he is a resource for scholars who visit our institution and to catalogers at various libraries.” Jan said that he was “pleased, surprised, and humbled.” He has also states that “The award, in the meantime has… taken on a life of its own. I have received an avalanche of congratulatory emails from UIUC librarians and staff.” This award, named in honor of Bob Doyle, ILA Executive Director, earns Jan a one year personal membership in ILA and free registration to the ILA Conference in September as well as paid expenses up to $800.00