Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ashley Lambert Wins Library Award

Graduating senior Ashley Lambert has been awarded Macalester's first annual Jean K. Archibald Award for Library Service.

Established in 2006 with an endowment from Jean K. Archibald, former library director from 1978 to 1985, and supplemented with donations from friends, this annual award recognizes a graduating student employee of the library who has consistently provided excellent service to library patrons. The award includes a cash prize. Ashley will also have her name inscribed on a plaque located near the entrance to the library's rare books room.

Ashley plans to spend a year working for the Minnesota Reading Corps and will then pursue studies toward a career as a children's librarian. Other Archibald Award nominees recognized at the library's senior awards dinner for their exceptional service include Todd Baker, Devin Foster, Emily Hedin, and Elizabeth Ho.