Mary Marshall, Addison Public Library
Davis Cup and Golden Ticket Awards
Vince has been Youth Services Manager of the Glenside Public Library District since November 1994. He has been extremely active in the ILA Youth Forum, including serving as chair, and as a member of IREAD for eight years, including chair for two terms. The Awards Committee chose Vince as the recipient of the Davis Cup because of the time and effort he has expended in his roles in ILA Youth Forum and IREAD, his energy and creativity in serving children in his library, and his commitment to bettering the field of children’s services throughout Illinois.
Elsie Martinez, Youth Services Librarian at the Zion-Benton Public Library, was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Golden Ticket Award. The Golden Ticket is awarded to an individual who works directly with children and has made an outstanding local contribution in library services to young people in his/her community by creating and implementing library programs that promote a love of literature and instill positive feelings about libraries. Quality Books, the sponsor of the award, presented Elsie with a one-year paid membership to ILA and a cash prize.
Elsie has been a staff member at Zion-Benton Public Library for five years. The Awards Committee chose Elsie as the recipient of the Davis Cup for her project, “Around the World in Books-A Journey Connecting Cultures through Stories,” which was funded through an LSTA grant that she received. The project was to increase the awareness of different cultures of the world for a group of 4th-6th grade students at Shiloh Park Elementary School, a school with a culturally diverse student body.
Members of the Youth Forum Awards Committee include Carol Brockmeyer (Daugherty Public Library District), Angela Green (Alliance Library System), Melissa Henderson (Glencoe Public Library), Pam Kramer (DuPage Library System), Kelly Laszczak (LaGrange Public Library), Portia Latalladi (Chicago Public Library, Garfield Ridge Branch), Jody Long (Barclay Public Library District), Sarah Schroeder (Oak Lawn Public Library), Michele Wyss (Forman Valley Public Library), and Mary Marshall, Chair, (Addison Public Library).
Meet the New Youth Services Forum Manager
New Forum and Award Committee Members Needed