Alexander Blend, Librarian at Middle Country Public Library, was selected as the 2021 winner for the Public Librarian Support Award for his enthusiastic service and dedication to the interlibrary loan community; for his advocacy on behalf of resource sharing practitioners; and for his important work with interlibrary loan cost and turnaround time data.
Alex Blend is an integral part of the Miller Business Center at the Middle County Public Library. From day-to-day operations to community wide business initiatives, Alex is an instrumental figure in the support of entrepreneurship and small business development in the community he serves.
This annual award sponsored by Morningstar, offers a cash award for a public librarian, who has performed outstanding business reference service, and who requires financial assistance, to register at the ALA Annual Conference.
Committee Members: Michael Schor (Chair); Wes Edens (Member); Adam Jackman (Member); Ms. Ashley Johnson (Member); and Celia A. Ross (Member)