Deanna Gouzie named
Outstanding Librarian of the Year
The Maine Library Association is thrilled to announce that Deanna Gouzie, Children's Librarian at McArthur Public Library in Biddeford, is this year's Outstanding Librarian! I'm sure many of you have had the privilege of meeting Deanna, as she is not only a fantastic children's librarian, but she is also very active in our library community. The librarians at McArthur, who are lucky enough to see her every day, have wonderful things to say about her:
"What she has done for the library, its public image and its hopes for the future are so important, and her support of and dedication the library staff and for the community are to be commended."
"Her enthusiasm for literacy is infectious and I consider her an amazing role model."
"She told me once that anything and everything we can do to promote reading and encouraging a child to have a great library experience, is part of my job here - she is a great inspiration to me and I believe she is truly an outstanding librarian."
"She establishes and manages relationships well with so many teachers, local business and vendors that her resourcefulness minimizes expense and maximizes impact; her programming skills are unmatched."
Deanna received the Outstanding Librarian Award
at the NELA Conference in October in Portland.
Please join me in congratulating her!!
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