Fayette Public Library Director Allison Shimek Selected as Small Community Librarian of the Year

Fayette Public Library Director Allison Shimek was recently selected as Small Community Librarian of the Year.  The award is given by the Small Community Libraries Round Table (SCLRT) each year during the Texas Library Association's Annual Conference, and Shimek received her award on April 17, 2019

The award honors a small community librarian serving a population of 12,000 or less and selection was based on programming, grants, support of the community, and innovative marking.  Shimek was selected for her community involvement, advocacy, innovative programs, and participation in two national projects funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Servives (IMLS). 

Photograph: SCLRT Chair Belinda Casanova, Director of the Fayette Public Library Allison Shimek, Executive Director of the Tocker Foundation Darryl Tocker.