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ERIC Number: EJ925258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Allison Sloan: Paraprofessional of the Year 2010
Berry, John N., III
Library Journal, v135 n4 p26-27 Mar 2010
This article profiles Allison Sloan, the 2010 winner of "LJ"'s Paraprofessional of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO, Inc. Her outstanding service and her championship of the term paralibrarian illustrates her passionately held and most fundamental belief: "This is not just a nice job, this is a career." When she launched that career at the Reading Public Library (RPL), Massachusetts, nearly 20 years ago, she was caring for two young kids (both now graduates of the University of Connecticut) and running a home-based resume-writing business. For several years before her children came along, she worked as a state and federal legislative aide for Blue Shield, lobbying legislators in Boston and Washington. Sloan's career-long mentor and one-time boss at RPL, Michael Colford, now director of resource services and information technology at Boston Public Library, nominated her for this award.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts