Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 20, 2014
REVISED May 20, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #10

Maria Chavez-Hernandez "Libraries Change Peoples' Lives" Award - Yoshira Castro-Fritz


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ava Ehde, Library Services Manager, Neighborhood Services Department, ext. 6301

Kevin Beach, Operations Manager, Central Library, Neighborhood Services Department, ext. 6325

Action Requested
Present Yoshira Castro-Fritz, head librarian at Palmetto Library, with the Maria Chavez-Hernandez "Libraries Change Peoples' Lives" Award

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

Named in honor of Florida State University's Dr. Maria Chavez-Hernandez, the purpose of this award is to recognize an individual library employee who has made a demonstrably positive and big difference in the lives of Florida's library users. The Florida Library Association (FLA) created this award to honor Dr. Chavez-Hernandez and to perpetuate the dynamic spirit of her work in expanding the opportunities of information access to underserved and immigrant populations.

Yoshira Castro-Fritz will attend the Board meeting to accept this award.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maria-Chavez Hernandez Award.pdf