Walking the Talk – DLA Accolades

As we take a break before posting more workshops from the MLA/DLA Conference, we wanted to congratulate recipients of honors that represent the best of librarianship in 2023:

(Since we have the program pictured below – we will let you take it in without repeating what honors these recipients are receiving!) (Also check out the bottom of this page! -(https://dla.lib.de.us/divisions/pld/pld-showcase-showdown/)

Community Partnership AwardSylvester “Syl” Woolford (Thank you Christina Celona for introducing this award!)

Distinguished Library Staff CitationRosie Mujica (Also December PLD Showcase Showdown winner!)

Distinguished Service Citation Representative Valerie Longhurst

Delaware Consortium Infusionhttps://www.wdel.com/news/video-delaware-funding-infusion-will-connect-more-school-libraries-to-state-system/article_080dbd28-549e-11ed-92c1-b3ac6bbe439a.html

Library/Institutional Award Laurel Public Library

Volunteer of the Year Award – Judie Baldini – New Castle Public Library



Helen H. Bennet Scholarship – Helen H. Bennett was Supervisor of School Libraries in the Delaware Department of Public Instruction. Mrs. Bennett was dedicated to the development and advancement of school library services and school librarians. She established a scholarship endowment and left her estate to the Delaware Library Association to support the training of professional librarians.

Amy Hobbs

Erin Wilson

Pamela Schmidt

Teresa Cooper


The Grace Estelle Wheeless Scholarship – Grace Estelle Wheeless was a former president of the Delaware Library Association. The Grace Estelle Wheeless Scholarship was established in her honor, “…to aid Delaware students in library schools, or those who have completed college study but need assistance in earning their Master’s Degree.”

Anthony Connolly

Carlee Hayden

Timothy Penn

(Click on the images below to see full size!)


About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)
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