The Maine Library Association has awarded the Outstanding Librarian of the Year award and the Journalism award for 2014. The Outstanding Librarian of the Year for 2014 is Jennifer Alvino, director of the Windham Public Library. Alvino was nominated by her staff as well as town manager Tony Plante and former American Library Association president Maureen Sullivan.
This year’s journalism award is given to Portland Press Herald staff writer Ray Routhier for his support of Maine libraries in general, and specifically for his piece entitled, “Maine Libraries Write New Chapter on Lending.”
The awards will be handed out at the MLA conference on Sunday, November 16th at the annual banquet.