Laurie Boone, Special Collections Librarian, has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for September 2021. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude.
What was said about Laurie:
“YCLD is celebrating 100 years of library service in 2021, and we are incredibly fortunate to have a Special Collections Librarian as skilled and dedicated as Laurie Boone. Laurie’s virtual programs recounting Yuma’s historic events (The Flood of 1916) and notable people (Marcell Moser), as well as her contributions to our Centennial #ThrowbackThursdays project featuring everything from historic buildings to past technology, have generated enthusiasm in the form of Likes, Shares and discussion on the Library’s social media platforms. In addition to her own projects, she consistently supports and accommodates other staff who are utilizing the Archives to generate content for virtual programs.
Thanks to her research skills, YCLD was cited for historic images in a recent issue of Wild West History Association Journal. The Library and Laurie will both be cited for research and images in a 2022 episode of PBS’ Finding Your Roots.
Her reputation for stewardship has also resulted in a major donation – Yuma pioneer Abel Franks’ collection of correspondence, photographs, and ledgers from the late 19th Century was recently donated to the Archives.
With her knowledge, expertise, and commitment to research and preservation, Laurie is a treasure to the Archives and the Library District.”
Laurie received a mounted certificate, a name plate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung at the Heritage Library during the month of September. Congratulations Laurie!