Ann Hamilton, winner of GLA’s Nix-Jones Award

Ann Hamilton, Associate Dean of the Library, received the Nix-Jones Award from the Georgia Library Association (GLA) on October 6, 2011, at its annual conference in Athens.  The Nix-Jones Award is given to a practicing librarian for distinguished service to Georgia librarianship.  It recognizes substantial contributions to the library profession, such as:  stimulation of library development, leadership in library programs, unusual and imaginative services, and outstanding support of Georgia’s libraries.  The GLA Award Committee shared the following information about her service to the association:

For close to 20 years, Ann Hamilton has been an indispensable member of GLA.  Ann has served as President of the Association, as Chair of the Academic Libraries Division, and as American Library Association (ALA) Councilor.  Ann is continuously active and consistently strives to keep library employees in Georgia informed of relevant news, legislation, and information from ALA.  While her activities and accomplishments are too many to list here, she has notably donated her time and effort in procuring award sponsorship from EBSCO and Yankee Book Peddler, in sponsoring participants in ALA’s Emerging Leaders program, in coordinating ALA administrator visits and presentations at COMO, and in establishing the Charles Beard Scholarship.  In addition to these many activities, she somehow always finds time to help staff the booths at GLA annual conferences.  Join us in congratulating Ann on her receipt of this well-deserved award.

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