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Spence White Service Award

This year's Spence White Service Award recipient is Jean Banks. Jean is being recognized for her development and statewide implementation of ISearch. She diligently upgraded all 2,149 school libraries automated with INFOhio. She was nominated by Ellen Williams, INFOhio Advisory Board member and District Librarian at Defiance City Schools, with support letters from Lila Whyman, Library Media Specialist at Apollo Career Center, and Joe Falk, Media Specialist at Parkway High School. Jean will be recognized during the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC), on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

The INFOhio Spence White Service Award recognizes exemplary service provided to the INFOhio community by ITC personnel. The recipient demonstrates a dedication to the vision of INFOhio and outstanding support for the delivery of the INFOhio project.

Spence White did much to make INFOhio possible. As an ITC Director, Spence recognized very early on how the Ohio Education Computer Network could support INFOhio's vision of providing equal access to information resources to all Ohio students and teachers. Spence believed wholeheartedly in INFOhio’s goals, and he worked tirelessly to make INFOhio a reality after he retired as a Director.

While he is no longer with us, we celebrate his legacy and hold it as a standard of excellence as we move forward. We do that by recognizing the tireless efforts of others to make Spence’s vision a reality. Please join us in celebrating the great contribution that Jean has made during her many years of service to INFOhio. Jean is truly an exemplary model of Spence's high standards of service.

Jean was recognized during the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC), on Thursday, February 16, 2017. This video of the award presentation was provided by OETC.