November 21, 2017

Paralibrarian of the Year 2013: Laura Poe

The joyful Laura Poe began her career at the ­Athens-Limestone Public Library (ALPL) in Athens, AL, working as the cleaning person. Since that first role, her willingness to take on any position and responsibility at ALPL, her contagious smile and the inspiring pleasure she takes in the library, and her work with people make her a model for everyone there. Her ability and willingness to work, study, and parent—all full-time jobs—are exemplary. The testimony to Laura Poe’s achievements by her colleagues at ALPL signify her as the obvious winner of the LJ Paralibrarian of the Year award for 2013, sponsored by Demco, Inc.