Catherine Wojewodzki, Librarian in the Reference Department of the University of Delaware Library, was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Librarian Citation by the Delaware Library Association at its Annual Conference on April 29, 2010.
The Distinguished Librarian Citation was given to Ms. Wojewodzki for her many roles as an advocate for libraries. A long-time member of the Delaware Library Association and former State Representative, she is known for her advocacy for libraries of all types. She has served on the Delaware State Council on Libraries, on the Governor’s Task Force on School Libraries, Chair of the New Castle County Library Advisory Board, and as a member of the American Library Association Council, its governing body. During her tenure as chair of the DLA Legislative Action Committee, she worked to defeat proposed UCITA legislation that would have restricted access to library materials.
Her role as an academic reference librarian at the University of Delaware Library focusing on the sciences was also mentioned as well as her demonstrated advocacy, intellect, and humanity in support of democratic principles by ensuring free and equal access to information through libraries.
Ms. Wojewodzki received a Bachelors degree from the University of Delaware with a major in Biological Sciences, a Masters in Library Science from Rutgers University, and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Delaware.
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