Alcorn’s J. D. Boyd Library wins award during the 2020 Mississippi Library Association Virtual Conference’s Award Program

Alcorn State University’s J. D. Boyd Library received recognition for its community outreach efforts.

The Library won the Best Year-Round Effort by an Individual Library to Publicize Library Services in General Award during the 2020 Mississippi Library Association Virtual Conference’s Award Program. The award focuses on the Library’s provision of enriching outreach programs for the campus and surrounding communities during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Library’s goal is to shed light on library programs, resources, and services through community outreach and engagement.

Dr. Blanche Sanders, dean of University Libraries, spoke about her optimism and excitement upon hearing the news of the Library’s win.

“I was very optimistic that Alcorn would leave the conference with an award,” said Sanders. “Before the conference, I received a call from Rachelle Moore, chair of the Awards Committee, stating that Alcorn had risen to the occasion. When I received the news, excitement filled the air.”

Some of the Library’s achievements include hosting the second annual Friends of the Library Celebration Luncheon, spotlighting a Breast Cancer Awareness program, participating in the Giving Back Campaign to the Community by donating dinners and canned goods to families in Claiborne County, and much more.

For more information about the J. D. Boyd Library, call 601-877-6350.