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 Outstanding Paralibrarian of the Year
Awards List

 2023 Recipient Kathy Meagher Billerica Public Library
  Nominees Noelle Martignetti Topsfield Town Library
   Rebecca Boudreau Topsfield Town Library
   Maryann Geppner  Wheaton College, Wallace Library
  Special Award Sandy Emond  Tyngsborough Public Library
 2022  Recipient  Garrett Morin  Worcester Public Library
   Nominees  Patricia Lareau  Oxford Library
    Abera Delaney Sandwich Library
    Melissa Meneses  Stoughton Library
    Teresa Romeiro  Stoughton Library
    Frances I Bausman  Yarmouth Library

 2021  Co-Recipient  Leah Selleck  Southborough Library
   Co-Recipient  Mary Silva  Ames Free Library, N. Easton
   Nominees Maria Balestrieri  Cambridge Public  Library
    Debra Christopher  Memorial Hall Library, Andover
    Tracy Pekarski     Nevins Library, Methuen
    Sebastien Sulser  Putterham Library, Brookline

 Ann-Marie Harris Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield
Patricia McMahon
Saugus Public Library
    Ann-Marie Harris (nominated twice!) Berkshire Anthaneum
    Anna McGrath Newburyport Public Library
    Jael Gorham Randall Public Library, Stow
    Corey Farrenkopf Sturgis Library
    Janelle Canales Lanzot Lawrence Public Library
    Jennifer Spiliakos Ventruss Public Library, Marshfield
 2019  Recipient: Patty Bailey Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood
   Nominees: Ann-Marie Harris Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield
    David Mello Fall River Public Library
    Diane Nelson Bellingham Public Library
    Jill Emmons Forbes Library, Northampton
    Kathleen Haynes Jonathan Bourne Public Library
    Lisa Julien Hayes Swampscott Public Library
    May Seeto Turner Free Library, Randolph
    Michelle Sheehan West Bridgewater Public Library
    Patricia Franco Somerville Public Library, West Branch
    Sara Smith Westhampton Public Library
    Shaun Ramsay Weymouth Public Library
 2018                Recipient Dylan Gaffney
Forbes Library, Northampton
   Nominees: Tamarah Al-Faris Worcester Public Library
    Julie Bozicas Northborough Free Library
    Geneva Caffee* nominated twice!   Springfield City Library, Brightwood Branch
     Jean Dailey Erving Public Library
    Nancy Hallock Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton
    Jennifer (Jen) Humfreys Kingston Public Library
    Martha (Marty) Mason
Cambridge Public Library
    Katherine (Katie) Nelson
Beverly Public Library
    Kristen Packer
Salisbury Public Library
    Fiona Stevenson Concord Free Public Library
    James (Jim) Westen
Dover Town Library

 2017  Recipient Kim Noel Springfield Technical Community College
   Nominees: Roxanne Boyd  Jones Library, Amherst 
    Joseph Ferreira 

Watertown Free Public Library 

    Meghan Forsell  Somerville Public Library East Branch 
    Danielle Mattei  Worcester Public Library
    Catherine Novick  Worcester State University
    Circ Staff (all)  Robbins Library, Arlington
 2016  Recipient  Matthew Costanza Medfield Memorial Public Library
   Nominees:  Jennifer Haugsjaahabink  Wildwood Elementary School. Amherst
     Kathy Korona  Ames Free Library, Easton
     Carla Morrissey  LaChance Library, Mt. Wachusett Comm. Coll., Gardner
     Kathy Mullin  Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton
     Garrett Pinder  Jones Library, Amherst
     Lori Salotto  Middleborough Public Library
 2015  Recipient  Irene Gotovich  Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood
   Nominees: Barbara Bryant  Whitman
    Torrance Dunbar  Cambridge
     Susan Innocenti & Joan Nelson  Beverly
     Allison Keanney  Dover
     Tricia LaBroad  Springfield City Library-East Springfield Branch
     Barbara Lorentzen  Jonathan Bourne Public Library
     Joyce Senior  Newburyport
     Pam Sway  Wayland
 2014 Recipient Diane Annunziato  Parker Memorial Library, Dracut
   Nominees: Patricia Bailey  Norwood
    Ita Dennehy  Lexington
    Pamela Fadden  Dedham
    Karen Horn  Barnstable
    Kathy Hall  Florence
    Joyce Kamsler  Sudbury
    Robin Martin  North Adams
    Stacy Maubourquette  Northeastern University Libraries
    Gael Nappa  Haverhill
     Kitty Smith  Concord
    Lisa Sotak  Babson Library, Springfield College
 2013 Recipient Barbara Fulchino  Robbins Library, Arlington
  Nominees: Maureen Fay  Ipswich Public Library
    Karen Horn  Sturgis Library
    Beth Kramer  West Tisbury Public Library
    Linda McGeehan  Bolton Public Library
    Amy Rhilinger  Attleboro Public Library
 2012  Recipient Hope Schneider  Greenfield Community College Library
   Nominees:   Armine Bagdasarian  Regis College
    Alexis Bergeron  Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
    Lyndal Blodgett  Concord Free Library
    Gerry Deyermond  Memorial Hall Library
    Martha Grant  Melrose Public Library
    Cindy Hinckley  Sherborn Library
    Debbie Hogan  Henry Whittmore Library
    Amanda McClaine  Cary Memorial Library
    Carla B. Morrissey  Mount Wachusett Community College
    Hope Schneider  Greenfield Community College Library
    Judith Staeffer  Chelmsford High School Learning Commons
    Joan Sutherland  East Forest Park Branch Library

Group nomination: Donna Brooks,
Joan Dikun, Nancy Doyle,
Lorraine Fermano, Karen Mortimer,
Maria Neville, Rena Romano,
Marcie Smith, Betsy Vecchi

 Millis Public Library
 2011  Recipient Barbara Diamond Goldin  Southampton Library
   Nominees: Darsana Barua  Boxford Public Library
    Leslie Baskin  Andover Public Library
    Nancy Colby  Millville Public Library
    Liz Goodwin  Melrose Public Library
    Karen Horn  Barnstable Public Library
    Rose Huling  Natick Public Library
    Christine Nault  Weymouth Public Library
    Sheila Robeau  Millville Public Library
    Lori Salotto  Middleborough Public Library

Group nomination: Donna Brooks,
Joan Dikun, Nancy Doyle,
Lorraine Fermano, Rena Romano,
Marcie Smith

 Millis Public Library
 2010  Recipient Anne White  Worcester Public Library
   Nominees: Kathy Connors  Avon Public Library
    Denise Creamer  Woburn Public Library
    Kate Ferreira  Chatham Public Library
    Barbara Diamond Goldin  Easthampton Public Library
    Deborah Jankowski  Pittsfield Taconic High School Library
    Heidi Kane  Wilbraham Public Library
    Sandra Leifeld  Newton Free Library
    Lyn Lesperance  Yarmouthport Library
    Michael Magelinski  West Springfield Public Library
    Fran Magro  Methuen Public Library
    Emily Milan  Brooks Free Library
    Jeanne Sill  Littleton Public Library
    Lisa Stratton  Upton Public Library
    Shirley Keech  Western Massachusetts Regional Library System
 2009  Recipient Betty Emery  Merrimac Public Library
 2008  Recipient Melissa Caissie  Hudson Public Library
 2007  Recipient Laurie Christie  Morse Institute Library
   Nominees: Tammy Amon  Falmouth Public Library
    Rebecca Bogart  Goodnow Public Library
    Anne Casey  Waltham Public Library
    Hal Garneau  Vineyard Haven Public Library
    Deborah Jankowski  Taconic High School Library
    Pamela Johnson  Sutton Public Library
    Sarah Lavigne  Smith Elementary School Public Library
    Daniel J. Lee  Middlesex House of Corrections Prison Library
    Molly Lewis  Boston Latin Academy Hapgood Library
    Muriel Maher  Charlotte Mukland Elementary School
    Joanne Miles  Wellesley Free Library
    Hannele Minsk  Kingston Public Library
    Joanne Nichting  East Longmeadow Public Library
    Jane Pernaa  Fitchburg Public Library
    Janet M. Smith  Abbot Public Library
    Carrie Tobey  Jonathan Bourne Public Library
    Diane Walsh  Babson Library
 2006  Recipient Denise Faucher  Worcester Public Library
   Nominees: Karen Beaulieu  Monson Free Library
    Kimberly Bourque  Douglas Elementary School
    Ruth Bradshaw  Watertown Free Public Library
    Lisa Brewer  Saugus and Lexington Public Libraries
    Andrea Curran  Reuben Hoar Library
    Gerry Deyermond  Memorial Hall Library
    Nancy Dobiel  Tufts Library
    Marie Field  Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
    Janet Graham  McQuade Library
    Patricia Link  Northborough Free Library
    Cathy Livingstone  Oxford Public Library
    Robin Martin  North Adams Public Library
    Jim McGinn  Peabody Institute Library
    Hannele Minsk  Kingston Public Library
    Andrew Montalto  Middlesex Law Library
    Joanne Nichting  East Longmeadow Public Library
    Patrice O'Donnell  Reading Public Library
    Amy Perriello  Tufts Library
    Amy Regan  Dunstable Free Public Library
    Karen Rogati  Jenks Library
    Georgiana Schmid  Leverett Elementary School Library
    Brian Tabor  Forbes Library
    Corinna Tiberli  Jacob Edwards Library
 2005  Recipient Kathleen Swetish  Whelden Memorial Library
 2004  Recipient  Lynne Riley  formerly of Holy Cross Library



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