Monday, April 30, 2012

Congratulations, Rea!

At the Oregon Library Association conference last week, SSD member Rea Andrew received the Library Employee of the Year award.  Rea has served SSD in many ways, including as chair, and as chair of the Conference Committee.  She's currently SSD treasurer.  She's a major force in her job at Newberg Public Library.  The introductory comments by her co-workers emphasized her flexibility, adaptability; and ability to rise to any occasion; I'd never heard a plunger referred to in an OLA awards presentation before!  Rea received a standing ovation from the crowd.

It's great to see the contributions of support staff celebrated at the OLA conference.  OLA president Abigail Elder also lauded SSD in her opening remarks, saying how impressed she was by the SSD conference last summer, and by this blog, especially Fix It Fridays.

Huzzah, Rea, and huzzah, SSD, for continuing to serve and Oregon library community in so many ways!


  1. This award is richly deserved. Rea Andrew has been the "institutional memory" for SSD for a while now, and has been almost indispensable in her role as SSD Treasurer. A strong advocate for public libraries and their employees, Rea has an amazing history of service. Hooray!

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  3. Congratulations, Rea! I am so excited for you!

  4. BECAUSE REA IS AWESOME. So much we could never have accomplished without her! Thank you Rea and congratulations!!