Saturday, October 19, 2019

Comments About My Award

I received an email some time ago from Marquis Who’s Who publications asking for revisions for my biography as I was listed in a few of their directories.  I mentioned that I retired at the end of 2017.  In early September I received a phone call from that organization stating that I won their Lifetime Achievement Award.

The irony of this situation is that I never received an award from my former employer, but I was recognized by strangers.  Some years ago, the former University Librarian said that he would nominate me for the American Library Association’s “I Love My Librarian” Award.  When the call for nominations was announced, he saw that the application was extremely lengthy, and he did not want to go through this long process.  He said he would nominate me for a local, award but never did.

I had to overcome managerial prejudice at my last employer as I never received a promotion in 25 years.  I had to self-mentor and seek out challenging work on my own.  One of the directors marginalize me and effectively dragged me down professionally.  I remember those who valued me over the years and appreciate their support over the years.  Most of my memories of library managers are very negative.  Anne Buck, may she rest in peace, was the only manager there who motivated me.

I also appreciate the many congratulatory messages that I received through e-mail or Facebook.  I am disappointed that certain people did not contact me at this time.

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