Wednesday, February 10, 2010
2010 ALSC Distinguished Service Award winner named
"Margaret (Maggie) Bush is the 2010 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and ALSC. Beginning as a children's librarian at the New York Public Library, Bush has devoted almost 50 years to the provision of high-quality library services to young people. As a public librarian, library education professor and advocate for children's library services, Bush has designed and implemented standards of service for libraries on many levels. As professor emerita at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, a position which she still holds, she has inspired generations of library school students and provided consistent advocacy for libraries and the needs of young people"