Matty Akin Elementary School librarian Barbara Rodgers in the Greenville School District received the Peggy May Award from the Mississippi Library Association at the recent MLA Conference in Vicksburg.
The Peggy May Award was created to memorialize May’s professional accomplishments and to recognize individuals who exemplify her outstanding achievement in library development and/or recruitment of personnel to the library field. Nominations are submitted to the MLA Awards Committee, and the award is presented during the Association’s annual conference.
During Rodgers’ tenure as Matty Akin Elementary Librarian, she has worked tirelessly to promote reading. She tutors students in reading and has worked to procure thousands of books, which she gives to students at various school functions. She is also the school’s Reading Fair coordinator.