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Needham named 2022 Hall of Fame Librarian

The Delaware County District Library is proud to announce that the Ohio Library Council has named George Needham their 2022 Hall of Fame Librarian!

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) continues its tradition of honoring the best and brightest individuals and organizations in the Ohio library community through its Awards and Honors program. The honorees have demonstrated outstanding leadership and remarkable dedication to providing exceptional library service to their communities.George Needham Award

In their press release, OLC spokeswoman Angie Jacobsen said, “We are pleased to announce that George Needham, Director of the Delaware County District Library, has been named the 2022 Hall of Fame Librarian. This prestigious award recognizes a librarian for his or her career achievements, sustained leadership, commitment to the library profession, and contributions to the community at large.”

“Needham has dedicated his life to the library profession, not only through his professional work but, perhaps more importantly, by being a mentor and library leader to many as they enter and grow in the profession. Needham is a true advocate for libraries and those who work in them. For his dedication to the profession, his lasting legacy through his work, his impact on library services and culture, and for his mentorship to those in the profession, George Needham has been selected for the Hall of Fame Librarian Award.”

He will be honored during a special ceremony on September 28 at the OLC’s 2022 Convention and Expo in downtown Toledo.

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