Iowa City Public Library Honors Volunteers

by on May 8th, 2017

The Iowa City Public Library recently honored its volunteers for their dedication and service.

Pictured are some of the individuals honored at the Iowa City Public Library’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Event. Back row, left to right: Susan Carroll, Nancy Howe, Joel Barnhart, JoAnn Koskey, Beth Stence, and Ann Valenta. Front row, left to right: William Kurth, Donna Davis, Susanne Humphreys, and Maria Padron.

Pictured are some of the individuals honored at the Iowa City Public Library’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Event. Back row, left to right: Susan Carroll, Nancy Howe, Joel Barnhart, JoAnn Koskey, Beth Stence, and Ann Valenta. Front row, left to right: William Kurth, Donna Davis, Susanne Humphreys, and Maria Padron.

During the 2016 calendar year, 301 volunteers provided more than 9,400 hours of service. Volunteer duties range from checking in books, materials maintenance, prepping supplies for events, helping plan teen programs, operating The Book End, and serving on the Board of Trustees and on the Friends Foundation Board of Directors.

On Wednesday, April 26, the Library said thank you with a reception and a ceremony during which 35 volunteers received recognition awards for achieving milestone hours of service.

Jean Whiting was named the Nancy Sereduck Volunteer of the Year.

A volunteer for more than 20 years, Jean has spent 2,000 hours checking in books at the library.  Jean faithfully works every Saturday and, regardless of the weather or number of books returned, Jean brings a ray of sunshine to the library’s Saturday mornings and keeps the flow of materials moving on busy weekends.

The Library congratulates Whiting on her achievement and thanks all volunteers for their service.

The following is a list of volunteers receiving recognition awards for 2016:

100 Hours

  • Susan Carroll
  • Diana Durham
  • Scott Fillman
  • Raneem Hamad
  • Michelle Hills
  • Rhys Holman
  • Noel Jose
  • Noelle Jung
  • William Kurth
  • Mary Merkel-Hess
  • Josh Paxton
  • Amy Shuttleworth
  • Grace Wang

200 Hours

  • Nancy Howe
  • Kathy Keasler
  • Stephanie Linnell
  • David Martin
  • Maria Padron
  • Deborah Schultz
  • Ellen Segar
  • Beth Stence

300 Hours

  • Michelle Nagle
  • Theo Prineas
  • Patricia Ryan

400 Hours

  • Joel Barnhart
  • Beth Beasley
  • Sarah Burnett
  • Linda Eastman
  • Ann Valenta

500 Hours

  • Philip Fontana
  • JoAnn Koskey

1,000 Hours

  • Susan Brown
  • Donna Davis

2,000 Hours

  • Jean Whiting

3,000 Hours

  • Susanne Humphreys

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