Summer 2008

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Claudia Radin Gets Velma Moore Award

Summer 2008 issue of Trustee

The 2008 Velma Moore Award winner is Claudia Radin.  She represents the Horseheads Free Library, but her contributions go far beyond.  Claudia’s projects and endeavors have been invaluable to the area’s public libraries. This includes the Chemung County Library District, the Southern Tier Library System, and the Friends of the Horseheads Library.

Claudia has been a library trustee for over twenty years, serving on numerous committees and as president of both the Horseheads Library and Southern Tier Library System.  She instituted a long-term commitment to enhancing the management skills of the Horseheads and Southern Tier Library System staff, including staff and director evaluation programs.  She worked on renovation and automation of the Horseheads Library including installation of under carpet Category-5 wiring; major reconstruction to allow for patron computer terminals and a handicapped accessible restroom; upgrades to the exterior of the facility including new portico and front entryway, new sidewalks and handicapped ramp and railing.  Chemung County and the Southern Tier Library System services were merged with Claudia at the helm.  She served on the Task Force to create and promote the Chemung County Library District by merging Horseheads and Steele Libraries. 

It is evident that Claudia is a natural leader.  She challenged both Library and System Boards to rethink services. Today, as a result of Claudia’s leadership, residents in Horseheads, Chemung County and the entire Southern Tier region receive better library services.  Claudia Radin speaks to the tradition of library activists honored by the Velma Moore award.  Congratulations!!!

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