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Alger given “Distinguished Librarian Award” at MLA Conference

Dale Alger was awarded the Distinguished Librarian Award by Michael Umphrey at the Montana Library Association conference in Billings on April 25. The award includes travel to a national conference to be selected by the recipient.

Dale was joined at the conference by colleague Tim Schaff and superintendent William Schlepp as well as several family members.

The award recognized the important role played by librarians in the the Heritage Project, assisting young people in finding resources to study their communities and providing access to student work to future researchers. The Montana Heritage Project began as an initiative of the Library of Congress with leadership and funding provided by the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation and has remained a library-centered project ever since. Students begin their work by doing research in the libraries and they complete their work by returning to the library--this time with books and articles they have written to add to the shelves.

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 05/02 at 12:33 AM






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