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Darien, CT Librarian Receives
State Honor
By Phara Bayonne, BCALA-CT President 2017-18
BCALA-CT is thrilled to congratulate our friend and colleague Blanche Parker for receiving the 2018 Outstanding Librarian of the Year Award
by the Connecticut Library Association. Blanche’s nomination was submitted by her co-worker, Mallory Arents, who is head of adult programming at the Darien library. Blanche was nominated for providing above and beyond
reference assistance, mentoring support, and compassionate service. Her nomination included a whopping 18 letters of support.
Blanche received her award at the annual CLA conference held April 23-24th. The award honors the career accomplishments of a librarian who has demonstrated an outstanding record of service to his or her library and to the
library profession. Blanche has been a librarian at the Darien Public Library for over 35 years! Everyone who has had the pleasure of working alongside Blanche day in and day out knows what she means to the library's staff and community. Congratulations, Blanche, we are so proud of you!
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