APLA Advocacy 2019 Award Winner - Jenn Carson!

The Atlantic Provinces Library Association Advocacy Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Advocacy Award Winner is Jenn Carson, Library Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, New Brunswick. The committee, comprised of a panel of four provincial vice-presidents, are recognizing Ms. Carson’s long-standing commitment to integrating library service and physical literacy. As her colleague, Ms. Courtney Pyrke, APLA VP New Brunswick & Community Services Librarian, New Brunswick Public Library Service notes:  "Jenn Carson has been a real role model to me since I started working for NBPLS. She has led the way in physical literacy in librarianship, which has inspired me to find my own passion and work just as hard as her to make a difference in my community. Jenn's passion and advocacy for physical literacy and movement-based programs is making a difference in New Brunswick (and North America); she is truly helping people access programs that they would not necessarily be able to afford through gym memberships or paid programs. I believe that Jenn is very deserving of this award and I can't wait to see what she does in the years to come." 

The Advocacy Committee would like to thank all those who nominated deserving candidates.  We are very encouraged to hear about the commitment and creativity of APLA members who work together to share and value the expanding role of libraries in society. 


Louise White

Convener, APLA Advocacy Committee