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Library director to receive Special Services Award


Statement as issued Friday by the Indiana Library Federation:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 12, 2012) – Constance E. Scott, library director at Indiana Tech’s McMillen Library, will be honored with the Special Services Award during the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference.

This award is meant to honor exceptional contributions or services which strengthen library services in a local community, school, or across the state. Contributions must be of an extraordinary nature with unprecedented benefits to a library.

Ms. Scott’s contributions include an extraordinary commitment to the students of the I-LLID program, a grant which helped fund fellowships to 31 individuals of color in academic work toward their master’s degree in library and information science. Ms. Scott worked on the multi-faceted project effectively providing guidance and mentoring to new librarians. One of her letters of recommendation also cited Ms. Scott for her commitment to excellence and leadership in serving the Indiana Black Librarians Network.

“The Indiana Library Federation hopes that this award will help to say thank you to Connie Scott from the library community for a distinguished career that spans more than three decades of excellence in librarianship and service,” said Susan Akers, director of the Indiana Library Federation. “She is an inspiration to others in the profession.”

Prior to employment at Indiana Tech, Ms. Scott served Ivy Tech State College (northeast campus), Allen County Public Library, and Fairfax County Public Library System in Virginia. For tickets to the banquet or for information about the ILF, contact Akers at 317-257-2040, ext. 101.

The Indiana Library Federation is a membership-driven organization which promotes all libraries in Indiana and fosters the professional growth of its members which include librarians, library staff, library administrators and trustees.

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