ALSC Board

Distinguished Service Award

henrietta-smith.gifALSC is pleased to announce that Henrietta Smith has been selected as the winner of the 2008 Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Smith is professor emerita from the University of South Florida. Over her long and storied career, she has been a teacher, mentor, and inspiration to many children’s librarians and ALSC members and she is a nationally recognized expert in the field of multicultural children’s literature. She has served on numerous ALSC committees, including Newbery and Caldecott, and has long been active on the Coretta Scott King Award Task Force. She has edited two editions of The Coretta Scott King Awards Book: From Vision to Reality, published by ALA Publications. Congratulations, Henrietta!

— KT Horning

One comment

  1. Sonya L. Wisdom

    Dear Dr. Smith,

    One of the students in the Bahamian Cohort of the Master’s programme in Library and Information Science. in collaboration with USF, sent this wonderful announcement to me about your recent award. My sincerest congratulations to you!

    Thank you again for all you did to make the programme here at The College of The Bahamas so successful.

    Best always,
    Sonya Wisdom
    Director, Graduate Programmes
    The College of The Bahamas

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