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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Plainfield Library's Da Rold wins librarianship award


Library Director Joe Da Rold and Trustee President Anne Robinson
at opening of redesigned Children's Room.

Plainfield Public Library Director Joe Da Rold has been selected to win the 2012 Roger McDonough Librarianship Award.

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance presents the award annually to a librarian, archivist or manuscript curator 'for excellence in service in advancing New Jersey Studies'.

The award is cosponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference New Jersey Caucus, and the New Jersey Library Association History and Preservation Section.

The award will be presented during this year's Archives Week celebration on October 13, 2012, at the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan.  The award is named for Roger H. McDonough, New Jersey State Librarian from 1947 to 1975.

Congratulations to Joe for all he has done for the Plainfield Public Library and the positive attention it draws to the community from the rest of New Jersey.

If you haven't been over to see the latest accomplishment, drop in to see the new Job Opportunity Center and the completely rearranged main floor, which now gives users stunning views across Library Park.

And while you're there, stop downstairs to visit the wildly popular new Children's Room.



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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can we have a mayor who discounts all this? She wants to cut the library funding, and reportedly wants to fire Joe, and then has the nerve to show up at the children's library opening talking about how wonderful it is!

She really has issues. Hopefully, those who support Sharon will at least see that the library is worth keeping and growing. Hopefully.