Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One more award


I was a member of the ALSC Distinguished Service Award committee this year, along with Cynthia Richey (chair, and a new friend), Joan Atkinson (an old YASD--yes, that old--buddy with whom it was great fun to work again), Peggy Sullivan (who I've known since library school), and Terry Borzumato-Greenberg (from Holiday House; the youngest person in the room but who I also feel I've known forever), and with great pleasure we selected Margaret (Maggie) Bush, professor emerita at the GSLIS of Simmons College, as the winner. I knew Maggie slightly before I came to the Horn Book in 1996, but once I was in Boston I realized she was the Zena of New England, sending generations of children's librarians out into the world to continue her good work. Congrats, Maggie!

4 comments:

Megan Frazer said...

Great choice! I had Maggie Bush for numerous classes while a student at Simmons. She's a wonderful teacher and great model of a librarian.

EM said...

Go, Maggie! She is phenomenal.

The Sassy Librarian said...

OMG - Maggie was my children's lit and YA literature professor at Simmons and she was fantastic. What smart people you all are for picking her for this award!!!

Caroline said...

What a great choice! Congratulations, Maggie!