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Colorado Association of Libraries 2020 Awards

Date: September 16, 2020

Colorado Association of Libraries 2020 Awards

Each year the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) receives many nominations for outstanding libraries, teams, and individuals in and around the library industry.  These awards showcase the top talent across Colorado.  Each nomination is evaluated, and after careful consideration by the CAL Awards Committee, winners are chosen and approved by the CAL Board.  Thank you to everyone for all you do and the hard work you put in. This year has been an unusual year for us all, and we are more excited than ever to celebrate the accomplishments of our Colorado Library Community. 

Allow us to present the awards as follows:

  • President’s Award: Colorado State Library

  • Special Recognition of Leadership During a Pandemic: Crystal Schimpf

  • Distinction in Library Services: Helen I. Reed

  • Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion: Colorado Black Library Association

  • Innovated Spaces Award: Antonia Gaona

  • Library Partnership of the Year: Laurin Arnold

  • Lucy Schweers Award for Excellence in Support Services: Sarah Vaughn

  • Outstanding Trustees of the Year: John Krueger

  • Outstanding Trustees of the Year: Dorothy Pisel

  • Project of the Year: Elizabeth Grey

  • Unsung Hero: Maria Lokey

  • Volunteer of the Year: Florence Jones

  • Jean Maio Award for Adult Literacy: Charlotte McLain

  • Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom: Anonymous Library Workers of Douglas County Libraries

  • Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom: Morgan Perlman

  • Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom: Cooper Jones

  • Legislative Award: Julie McCluskie

Thank you once again to all our award recipients and a round of applause for our nominators. Without nominators, we wouldn’t have award winners.  You make a difference every day. This year’s winners were celebrated at the 2020 CALCON Awards Ceremony.