Thursday, March 7, 2013

Congratulations Sarah: 2013 RWA Librarian of the Year

Every year the Romance Writers of America award one librarian who demonstrates outstanding support for romance authors and the romance genre.  I am pleased to announce that our Sarah has been chosen as the 2013 RWA Librarian of the Year!

This is such a wonderful honor for her---and well deserved!  (This is Jan writing this post, by the way, and I am sending it via proxy because I know she wouldn’t post it herself.)  I am the culprit who nominated Sarah for the award and I am beyond thrilled that she is getting this recognition.  We have worked together from the very beginning of the Not Your Ordinary Book Group project, but it was Sarah’s idea to make it a romance book group.  That simple idea eventually resulted in a cover story in the Library Journal, and then was awarded a grant to purchase Nooks for all the members, with funds for eBooks; it has been a truly rewarding venture to be a part of with a coworker and friend.  I will always remember the amazing lemon cake castle she made for one of our meetings.  While the group has evolved over the years, romance has always been a front runner and the books we read, review, and vote for.  Sarah is an avid reader and promoter of the romance genre, and I, as well as patrons, have benefited from her recommendations.  (And thank goodness she warned us all to check out books 4 and 5 at the same time of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series!)


As always, hope to see you all our next meeting,



  1. Anonymous NYOBG MemberMarch 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Congratulations, Sarah! You've done and continue to do such a great job with the group. It's easy to see how much impact your congenial influence has had, and I'm delighted that you've received national recognition for it from such a prestigious organization. You've definitely increased my exposure to the romance genre, and I look forward to more.

    Also: well done, Jan, on the nomination!