Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award

About the Award

MLA and the MLA Trustees and Friends Council awarded Virginia G. Young the inaugural Outstanding Service Award in 1994 and named it in her honor. Mrs. Young served on the board of the Daniel Boone Regional Library for fifty years, authored the book The Library Trustee, and was awarded honorary lifetime membership in MLA. In 2000, Mrs. Young was named to the American Library Association’s National Advocacy Honor Roll. The Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual trustee for exemplary service to libraries in Missouri. The service must benefit libraries in Missouri, but the individual need not be a Missourian.

Past Recipients

2021None granted 
2019Dona PhillipsTrustee of the Ray County Library
2016Patricia Jones-Hendricks (awarded posthumously)Friends of the Henry County Library
2015Don and Mary Ellen Sievert Daniel Boone Regional Library
2013Rosie GerdingDaniel Boone Regional Library
2012Patricia SchlechteMissouri River Regional Library
2009-2011not awarded
2008Jonathan KemperKansas City Public Library
2007Joy DufrainScenic Regional Library -- Warren County
2006Diane Libby SmithChristian County Library
2005Kathryn NelsonSt. Louis Public Library
2004not awarded
2003Victor GraggMid-Continent Public Library
1999-2002not awarded
1998Monroe SmithKirkwood Public Library
1996-1997not awarded
1995Dr. K. Thamas PapreckMarshall Public Library
1994Virginia YoungDaniel Boone Regional Library, and University of Missouri Libraries


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