SLIS graduate Gretchen Kolderup (MLS’10) was recently honored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) a national division of the American Library Association. Kolderup is teen services librarian at New Canaan (Conn.) Library and the current blog manager of YALSA's blog, The Hub. Excerpts from the press release are included below.
For Immediate Release
2/26/13 – YALSA
Contact: Jaclyn Finneke
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award to Gretchen Kolderup. The $2,000 award, given every other year, recognizes a YALSA member who has demonstrated unique and sustained devotion to young adult services through substantial work in several initiatives.
“It's such an honor to know that my enthusiasm for doing the work I love is inspiring to others and that I'm having an impact both in the local community my library serves and in my wider professional community,” Kolderup said. “I believe whole-heartedly in the power a library can have in a teen's life, and I feel so lucky to have found this profession and such devoted colleagues and to have the opportunity to make a difference in the world.”
Posted March 06, 2013