Gwinnett librarian wins national award


A Gwinnett County library manager was one of only 10 nationwide to receive this year's prestigious "I Love My Librarian" Award. 

Elissa Checov is the manager of library services at Gwinnett Technical College, which is staffed by Gwinnett County Public Library employees. She accepted the award, an initiative of the American Library Association, on Wednesday night in New York City.

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A news release from the Gwinnett County Public Library credited her with "transforming the library into a welcoming hub that meets the needs of the students it serves."

According to the release:

"Checov started by redesigning library spaces to include teaching and learning labs, commons and lounge areas. The spaces are more conducive to collaboration and accommodate how students are learning today.

Checov created a one-stop circulation and reference desk model to better assist students using the library. She also designs sessions and workshops to teach information literacy skills to help build students’ confidence with the research process."

Nearly 1,100 people from across the country were nominated for this year's "I Love My Librarian" awards.

MORE: Gwinnett County library adds weekend 'self-access' hours


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