We are pleased to present this year's Cornerstone Award to Alice Meister who served as our Library Director for 13 years until her retirement in 2010. Alice made the Library a vital part of the Bozeman community. During her tenure she oversaw the fundraising, design and construction for our Main Street location.
In 2004, Meister traveled to the White House to accept a national award given to Bozeman Public Library by First Lady Laura Bush, one of three library stystems in the U.S. that received the honor. Meister was named 2010 Librarian of the Year by the Montana Library Association. Prior to her work in Bozeman, Alice had a distinguished career in libraries ranging from a rural outpost in South Aftrica to the Sheridan Country Library System, where she was director and the 1995 Wyoming Library of the Year.
The Cornerstone Award was created in 2008 as a way of honoring those who have made a significant contribution to literature, libraries, and learning in the Gallatin Valley. The annual award has become a coveted honor, recognizing individuals who share the Foundation's vision of the Library as a cornerstone of our community. Thank you, Alice, for all your contributions to our Library!
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