I am honored and humbled by my peers’ recognition. I would like to thank ALA and the Chair and the members of the Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award for this; it really touches my heart. I am very much committed to continue working with the library community to address topics concerning library workers, professional development, advocacy, access to information, technology, and new professionals. It is my purpose to continue facilitating the development of librarians at national and international levels.
I also want to say that I am honored to join colleagues of the caliber of Camila Alire, Kathleen de la Peña McCook, Patricia Tarin, Trina Magi, Jenna Freedman, Ann C. Sparanese and other amazing colleagues awarded the Futas Award since it was established in 1997.
Thank you so much for your kind words and the beautiful messages sent to various listservs, and to my Facebook and Twitter accounts!