Yearly we recognize at the annual conference an ACL volunteer that has exhibited exceptional dedication and has performed a volunteer service worthy of mention. Our volunteer leaders nominate members for this award and the recipient is selected by the ACL Board of Directors.

2023 – Erin McCoy

Erin McCoy

Erin McCoy has been an ACL member for twelve years, attending 8 of the last twelve conferences. She has presented multiple poster sessions and conference workshop presentations, including a workshop in the 2020 Fall virtual series, and has served on a conference planning team. She has also contributed to The Christian Librarian through articles and book reviews. In 2015, she took on a volunteer leadership role, serving as the Commission for International Library Advancement (CILA) Team Coordinator and continues to serve well in that role. In the past year, the CILA team completed the French translation of The Librarian’s Manual and developed and launched the Global Library Investment Grant. The Global Library Investment Grant has given over $14,000 to help libraries outside of the U.S. in 2022 and 2023. Thank you, Erin, for your dedication to ACL and continued pursuit of excellence with the CILA.

Past Volunteer of the Year Awards Recipients

2021 – Andrea Abernathy
2021 – Grace Andrews
2021 – Deborah McConkey
2020 – Linda Rust
2019 – Craig Kubic
2018 – Jaime Pitt

2017 – Beth Purtee
2015 – Doug Butler
2014 – Denise Nelson
2013 – Cheri du Mee
2012 – Alison (Jones) Edens
2011 – Beryl Pagan

2010 – Ben Brick
2009 – Georgianne Bordner
2008 – Sharon Bull
2007 – Greg Smith
2006 – Jane Hopkins
2006 – Anne-Elizabeth Powell

2006 – Jule Kind
2005 – Stanford Terhune
2004 – Gail Atwood
2003 – Elizabeth Werner
2002 – Lynette Sorenson