If you haven’t heard the news, our very own Susan Preece, Director of Topsham Public Library, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Librarian of the Year Award given by the Maine Library Association! We are so proud of her and her endeavors to ensure that Topsham Public Library is a community center for all ages.
The Outstanding Librarian of the Year Award was created in 1993 to highlight professional achievement and service to the Maine Library Community. Each year, the Maine Library Association presents two awards: the Outstanding Librarian Award and the Maine Library Journalism Award. All nominations are reviewed by the Communications Committee, and awards are presented at the Annual Conference.
Susan has worked in libraries since she was 16 years old. A former children’s librarian, Susan enjoys reading all kinds of books but especially historical fiction and high fantasy. “Public libraries are an essential part of any community,” she says. Susan feels lucky to be working in a community with an exemplary staff, dedicated board and supportive patrons.
It doesn’t take long to realize that Susan is passionate about libraries and making sure all feel welcome in obtaining the services a library provides.
Congratulations, Susan! We are lucky to have you!