INFOhio Spence White Service Award, 2013
Mary Nemeth, MEC and Bonnie Blachly, NOACSC/WOCO.
Mary Nemeth, Coordinator of INFOhio Services at the Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC) and Bonnie Blachly, the INFOhio Liaison supporting both the Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative (NOACSC) and the Western Ohio Computer Organization (WOCO), have been named Spence White Service Award winners for 2013.
Nemeth, Coordinator of INFOhio Services at the Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC), was chosen for the award in appreciation not only for the day-to-day support she offers school librarians in the field, but also for her ability to anticipate and meet broad educational needs.
INFOhio Executive Director Theresa M. Fredericka specifically noted Nemeth's work to support the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. "She identified a need for e-books for K-2 and with a dedicated team of volunteers immediately sought possible solutions," she said. "The result is BookFlix, which not only provides early grades with e-books but also supports reading fundamentals and supports the Third Grade Reading Guarantee."
Blachly, the INFOhio Liaison supporting both the Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative (NOACSC) and the Western Ohio Computer Organization (WOCO), was chosen for the award in appreciation for her extraordinary organizational and communication skills and for the day-to-day, on-site support she gives school librarians.
"They say that she has surpassed the title of mere 'INFOhio Liaison' and has become the 'INFOhio Mentor'," said Fredericka during the awards ceremony. "She works side by side with her librarians helping them support all of their students and teachers."
All of us at INFOhio want to add our congratulations and thanks to both Bonnie and Mary. We are proud to work with you.