ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced today that several Utah Partners were awarded 2022 Florida Library Association Awards. Congratulations to the following Libraries and Library Staff who have been recognized:
Distinguished Service Award: Paula Mitchell, Southern Utah University
Paula Mitchell, Special Collections Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Science, has been at Southern Utah University for 21 years. She oversees the Special Collections, University Archives, and Digitization Departments at the Gerald R. Sherratt Library at Southern Utah University. Paula teaches Children's Literature in the Library's Media Endorsement program, Archives: Principles and Practices, and Information Literacy courses. This semester, she is co-teaching a History of Southern Utah University class to celebrate SUU's 125th Founding Anniversary. And of course, being a librarian, she LOVES to read!
Special Recognition Award: Juan Tomás Lee Morales, Wasatch County Library
"I was born and raised in Southeastern Mexico and when I came of age, I migrated north in search of a meaningful life. Much of that meaning came among stacks of books and at the service desks in public libraries. I am in debt to my family for giving him the freedom to spend long hours learning and serving. I am also eternally grateful to the feed mill that gave me a chance to start a life in the US; to the Salt Lake City Public Library for encouraging and nurturing a budding librarian; to Centro de la Familia de Utah for teaching me that the essence of the immigrant experience can be found in the smiles of Head Start families; to the Utah State Library Division for trusting me to share experiences with librarians, trustees, and elected officials around the state; to the Wasatch County Library for giving me an opportunity to see if what I learned can be useful; and to my colleagues, for putting up with my discursive prose all these years. To all ya'll, thank you."
About Utah Library Association
The Utah Library Association was organized on June 8, 1912, in the Salt Lake City & County Building. On the occasion of our centennial in 2012, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert praised ULA for "providing its members with opportunities for library leadership, professional growth, networking, and community service, as well as for providing continuing education programs for Utah librarians and library employees."
Read more at http://ula.org/organization/about/history/
About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.
Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.