"The North Carolina Library Association’s Round Table for Ethnic Minority Librarians has selected Greensboro Public Library Director, Brigitte Blanton, as the winner of the Roadbuilder’s Award for Public Librarianship. Established in 1989 the award recognizes ethnic minority librarians in the library education, academic, public school and special libraries, who have served as pioneers in librarianship and also as positive role models. This award pays homage to ethnic minority librarians who exemplify courage, integrity, perseverance, and who have contributed to the field of librarianship.
Brigitte Blanton has been Director of the Greensboro Public Library system since 2012. She began her career in 1988 as a Library Associate and became Assistant Director in 1999. Brigitte holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UNC Chapel Hill and Masters of Library Science from UNC-G. City Manager Jim Westmoreland said, “Brigitte has been an integral part of the Library’s success for many years. We are certainly proud of her accomplishments and service to the City.”
The North Carolina Library Association’s will present the Roadbuilder’s Award for Public Librarianship on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 during the 61st NCLA Biennial Conference in Greensboro.
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