PHOENIX – The Secretary of State’s Office is proud to announce that Holly Henley, the state librarian and director of library services, archives and public records is receiving the Newton and Betty Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award at the Arizona Library Association Awards that will take place on Friday, November 8.
Henley currently oversees four branches: the Arizona Talking Book Library, E-Rate Administration, Library Development and the State of Arizona Research Library. The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is a division of the Arizona Secretary of State.
Henley’s award is based on her significant accomplishments and leadership over the past ten years in Arizona, including:
- Promotion of library services in Arizona
- Legislative activity and support
- Mentoring and staff development
- Professional publications
- Contributions to the future of librarianship and information science as a profession
“It is such an honor to be selected by the Arizona Library Association to receive the Newton and Betty Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award,” Henley said. “This award is based on work with libraries statewide, and it would not have been possible without our outstanding team at the State Library.”
The AZLA is also recognizing:
- John Walsh with Cochise College – Library Leadership Award
- Ken Zambos with Pima County Public Library –Outstanding Library Service Award
- Jesse Simms with Buckeye Public Library – Emerging Leader Award
- Carter Gates with Pima County Public Library – Sharon G. Womack Outstanding Library Tech. Award
- The Community Driven Archives Unit at Arizona State University Library – Outreach Services Award
- Karen Mack with Sedona Public Library – AZLA Outstanding Youth Services Librarian Award
- Melody Holehan-Kopas with the Norterra Canyon Library Media Center – Follett School Librarian of the Year Award
- Victoria Mironenko with Pima County Public Library – Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Support Staff Scholarship Award
- Elfrida Library Volunteers at the Elfrida Public Library – Library Volunteer of the Year Award
- Alexander Soto – Louise Stephens’ Scholarship
“Holly has proven that she is an outstanding member of our team, and we’re happy that she is getting the recognition she deserves,” Secretary Katie Hobbs said. “We congratulate her and all of this year’s award recipients.”
Established in 1926, the AZLA’s mission is to promote library service and librarianship in libraries of all types in the state of Arizona.
For more information on the Arizona State Library, visit www.azlibrary.gov.