Alumna Mary Augusta Thomas recognized by the Catholic University of America

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Mary Augusta Thomas, deputy director of Smithsonian Libraries, accepst tje Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award.

Mary Augusta Thomas, deputy director for the Smithsonian Libraries, received the Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award at a ceremony preceding the 27th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture at The Catholic University of America. The Von Dran Award is bestowed annually by the university’s Library and Information Science Alumni Association to alumni who, through their contributions to the library and information science profession, have exhibited the qualities Von Dran (Dean of the School of Library and Information Science, 1983-87) was noted for throughout his career: innovation, collaboration, and leadership. This year’s Stone Lecture was delivered by Melanie Townsend Diggs, whose talk, A Light in the Face of Adversity, told the story of how the Enoch Pratt Free Library provided a community “safe haven” during the unrest in Baltimore in April 2015.

Posted: 6 July 2017
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