Library consultant given Norwich Native Daughter Award

Norwich – A 1967 Norwich Free Academy graduate who went on to become a celebrated research librarian and recently was elected president of the American Library Association now has been named as the Norwich Native Daughter Award recipient.

The award is given annually by Norwich Rotary and the Norwich Women's City Club to someone who grew up in Norwich and achieved notoriety and career success elsewhere.

Maureen Sullivan has more than 25 years of experience in library development and organization. She owns Maureen Sullivan Associates in Annapolis, MD, a consulting firm that provides planning, leadership development, design, organizational change and staff development services to libraries throughout the country.

In 2010, she was named Academic/Research Librarian of the Year by the Association of College –Research Librarians, and in April of this year was elected as American Library Association president. She will serve for one year as president elect before taking the reigns in June 2012.

Sullivan received her bachelor's degree in 1974 at the University of Maryland and her master's degree in library science there in 1976. She is past president of the Association of College and Research Librarians and is a graduate school professor at Simmons College in Massachusetts.

Sullivan will receive the award during the Native Son/Daughter luncheon noon June 22 at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. Tickets are $15.

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