Staff recognition and special thanks at Governing Board Meeting

Alachua County Library District Governing Board Chair Charles Goston presented certificates to 10 graduates of the Alachua County Library District's Management Academy. The graduates completed a five-week management, supervision and development program. Alachua County Library District worked with the County's Human Resources Department Office of Organizational Development and Training to conduct this management training. 

Certificates were presented to: (pictured at the beginning) Vivian Alexander, Administrative Services Division Director; Tina Bushnell, Branch Manager Library Partnership Branch; Laura Clemmons, Applications & Support Supervisor/Systems; Christopher Cochran, Automated Services Administrator; Phillis Filer, Public Services Administrator; Tomiko Kutyna, Librarian Supervisor Millhopper Branch; Robert Rieders, Librarian Supervisor Circulation; Diana A. Sanchez, Financial Services Administrator; Carolyn A. Wallace,  Librarian Supervisor Tower Road Branch; (second photo to the left) Daniel S. Whitcraft, Facilities & Safety Services Administrator; and not present for presentation and photos below: Michael Warren, Network Supervisor Automated Services; Jasmine Tran, Librarian Supervisor Adult Services; Alicia Antone High Springs Branch Manager; and Gail Carr, Librarian Supervisor Youth Services.

Pictured from the left: Bill Harlan and Shaney T. Livingston

Library Director Shaney T. Livingston thanked retiring County Litigation Attorney Bill Harlan for his service to the Library District and presented him with a certificate of appreciation.

Library Director Livingston also announced two Florida Library (FLA) Association Awards received during the FLA Conference in early May: The Teen Creative Writing Contest received the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services - Teens award and the Conversational English program held at Tower Road Branch received the Maria Chavez-Hernandez “Libraries Change Peoples’ Lives” award.