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Alumna awarded national library honor

Oceana Wilson, director of library and information services, Crossett Library, Bennington (Vt.) College, was one of 10 winners of the 2009 I Love My Librarian Award presented at a Dec. 3, 2009 award ceremony at the New York Times building on Eighth Avenue, New York City.

Oceana, AU class of 1996 AU, was a student worker at Herrick Library, working with Pam Lakin, then Education Services librarian. Oceana went on to get an MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) from Simmons College.

Sponsored by The New York Times and Carnegie Corp. of New York and administered by the American Library Association, the award recognizes quality service and dedication by library professionals across the country, nominated by their patrons and selected by a jury of their peers.

The 10 winners were selected from nominations sent in by more than 3,200 satisfied library patrons.