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Gibbons receives lifetime achievement award


The Kentucky Library Association has honored Judith Gibbons with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given to a Kentucky librarian who has contributed significantly to the profession through publications, presentations, and participation in professional library and/or information organizations Gibbons, of Versailles, a retired Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives Field Services Division director, is involved in library activities on the local, state and national level. Gibbons is the former director of the Woodford County Library and a 40-year librarian. She is currently on the adjunct faculty at the University of Kentucky and a contributing columnist to MLS: Marketing Library Services. Sara Schumacher, Library Awareness Committee chair, said, "Judith was a founding member of the Kentucky Public Library Association's Advocacy Committee and continues to serve today ... Not even retirement could slow Judith's work for libraries as she continues her work in our professional organizations. She has a passion for libraries that is unequalled ... She encourages us and inspires each of us to excel. She is a constant reminder of the reasons why we chose this profession."

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