Friday, November 13, 2015

2015 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award :: Jayanti Addleman, Monterey County Free Libraries

Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award
2015 Award Recipient
Literacy Interest Group, California Library Association

Jayanti Addleman is passionate about bringing library services to poor, underserved and marginalized communities. Recognizing the intense need in Monterey County, Jayanti has encouraged innovative ways for delivering literacy services like using online programs and apps, and instituting the “Navigating a New World” classes which serve agricultural workers by dividing the year into a “Growing season” (when workers are in the fields) and a “Learning season” (when workers can improve their English literacy skills in the library).

Jayanti is notorious for being unable to say “No” to interesting and creative ideas, and MCFL has instituted many new programs and collaborations in recent years. She also strongly hopes for world peace and feels that 100% literacy along with intercultural awareness are our best hope for attaining peace.  Earlier this year she was selected as one of the Outstanding Women of Monterey County and also received the “Front Line Award” from the Child Abuse Prevention Council.

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.

Past Winners:
2014: Natasha Casteel, City Librarian, Roseville Public Library
2013: Patricia Noa, Regional Services Manager, 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

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