The Library System of Lancaster County held its annual meeting on April 20 at Manheim Township Public Library. Library officials, public library directors, board members and interested citizens were in attendance. The meeting is held annually in April and includes the installation of officers who serve on the library system's board of directors. Also during the event, the library system recognizes staff, trustees and volunteers who have provided outstanding service to their public libraries.
This year's Service Award winners were as follows. Volunteer Arlan Landis, award presented by Sharon Heaney, lead circulation assistant, Adamstown Area Library. Staff member Becky Hynicka, presented by Ed Miller, Bookmobile. Staff member Samuel Franklin Edmond, presented by Lisa Greybill, director, Columbia Public Library. George Dillio, Ephrata Public Library, award to be presented at a later time by Penny Talbert, director, Ephrata Public Library. Lancaster Public Library board treasurer Karen Haley Field, presented by Heather Sharpe, director, Lancaster Public Library. Board of trustees treasurer Barb Horst, presented by Connie Kelly, circulation desk manager, Manheim Community Library. Youth services manager Mary Anne Stanley, presented by Adrienne Miller, board president, Manheim Township Library. Board president for 2014 and 2015 Kim Beach, presented by Barbara J. Basile, director, Milanof-Schock Library. Board of trustees treasurer Mike Ireland, presented by Heather Smith, director, New Holland Library. Volunteer Kambriea Lassak, presented by Sharon Sudbrack, youth services manager, Pequea Valley Library. Staff member Maribeth McMullen, presented by Cheri Crow, director, Quarryville Library.
An Excellence in Service Award was presented to Terry L. Kauffman, library trustee of the Library System of Lancaster County, who is stepping down as a member of the board. Kauffman has been committed to public service in Lancaster County for more than two decades.
He has served on planning commission task forces and with many other organizations throughout the community. He was a Lancaster County commissioner from 1991 to 1999.
The Lancaster County board of commissioners appointed Kauffman to serve on the library system's board of directors from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2011. He held this post until recently, when he stepped down from serving on the board. He has offered a historical perspective on how public libraries have evolved during the past 30 years.
Kauffman also served on the Lancaster County Public Library Task Force from 2009 to 2010. The task force was formed to assess the state of library services in the county.
He is the vice president of business development for the ARRO Group.