Watauga library’s Flanigan recognized with Roberts Award

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Article Published: Oct. 24, 2013 | Modified: Oct. 24, 2013
Watauga library’s Flanigan recognized with Roberts Award

Lisa Flanigan

The North Carolina Library Association Public Library Section announced that Lisa Flanigan, youth services specialist at Watauga County Library, is the recipient of the 2013 William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award.

The Roberts Award seeks to recognize a public library employee who has made an impact on library services and whose contributions and body of work deserve special recognition among her colleagues.

Nominated by Judith Winecoff, youth services librarian, Flanigan has served in many capacities with the library, offering her “repertoire of kind acts” as a library shelver, circulation assistant and currently a youth services specialist.

Working with the Downtown Boone Development Association, Flanigan developed the Story Walk, a literacy walk in the community for promoting the joys of children’s literature for all ages.

Described by her peers as “a living advertisement for the library and its benefits to the community,” Flanigan’s expertise, kindness and enthusiasm for helping others make her a mainstay in the library community, where patrons seek her out during their visits for books and services, Winecoff said.

At the upcoming North Carolina Library Association’s biennial conference in October in Winston-Salem, Flanigan will be introduced at a special luncheon, where she and the Watauga County Library will receive a plaque and cash award.

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