OUTSTANDING LIBRARIAN IN SUPPORT OF LITERACY AWARD 2014 Award Winner:
Natasha Casteel, City Librarian – Roseville Library
Natasha began her library career as a Children’s Librarian in North Carolina. After relocating to New Hampshire, she served as Director of two libraries in her ten years there. Later moving to New Mexico with her husband, Natasha served as Assistant Director of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries. She led library programming and outreach, materials support services, information technology, and mobile library services. Now settled as City Librarian in Roseville, Natasha’s areas of focus are strengthening organizational culture, building community partnerships, fostering innovation, and continuing to provide community-driven programs and services. As City Librarian, she also oversees operations of the Maidu Museum & Historic Site and works on major initiatives in the City’s Parks, Recreation & Libraries department.
Roseville Librarian Natasha Casteel talks about the importance of literacy & great programs at Roseville libraries. Video: June 6, 2012
This award, established in 2003 (Literacy Interest Group), recognizes and honors a librarian who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support literacy.
2013: Patricia Noa, Orange County Public Library
2012: Christy Aguirre, Sacramento Public Library
2011: Patricia Lorenzo, Santa Clara County Library District
2010: Anne Cain, Contra Costa County Library
2009: Derek Wolfgram, Santa Clara County Library
2008: Jean Hofacket, Alameda County Library
2007: Carol Starr, Marin County Free Library
2006: John M. Adams, Orange County Public Library
2005: Sofia Bellos, Oxnard Public Library
2004: Leslie McGinnis Rodd, Oakland Public Library
2003: Chuck Aston, Redwood City Public Library