In my five months working here at the Northeast Kansas Library System, I’ve learned about a tradition we have in the system. From time to time, when one of our libraries experiences a major achievement in the field of libraries, NEKLS recognizes them by presenting an official proclamation.
I have enjoyed seeing these proclamations because it is a chance for all of us within the system to take a collective moment together to give someone a pat on the back for a job well done.
This past month, we had the unusual opportunity to recognize one of our own. Carolyn Little, the Courier Coordinator at NEKLS, became the most recent recipient of a system proclamation.
NEKLS presented this proclamation to Carolyn as a way to commemorate her receipt of the 2016 Duane Johnson Library Leadership Award. The Duane Johnson Library Leadership Award is given once a year by the Friends of Kansas Libraries to someone who exhibits outstanding leadership and service in the field of libraries.
The Friends of Kansas Libraries presented Carolyn with the Duane Johnson Award at the annual Kansas Library Association Conference in October 2016. The Duane Johnson Library Leadership Award seeks to recognize an individual for voluntary service, local and regional efforts to advance library concerns, participation in professional associations, sharing expertise through statewide committees, acting as a mentor and participating in library conferences, and enhancing the image of libraries.
Carolyn Little certainly does all these things.