Richland Library Employee Honored during Annual Conference
Columbia, SC– With more than 12 years of service in the Children’s Room, Richland Library employee Heather McCue is named the 2016 South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) Outstanding Librarian. She received the honor during the SCLA annual conference in Downtown Columbia earlier this month.
The award recognizes a librarian who has created a popular and impactful resource, service or program that drew attention to libraries. It also shines a light on an excellence in leadership as well as promotion of the profession through teaching or influence.
“With so many outstanding librarians in our community and across our state, I am truly honored to have been recognized by SCLA with this award,” said McCue. “Being an early literacy advocate, sharing stories, putting books in the hands of children and working for social justice for all families in our community are what I am passionate about and what I get to do every day at Richland Library. This recognition encourages me to dream bigger and work harder, and it lets me know that I am making a difference.”
In addition to accepting the honor in front of her peers, McCue also received an engraved plaque and a $2,500 gift from Gumdrop Books to purchase materials for Richland Library.
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