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Library Receives Community Partnership Award

Library Receives Community Partnership Award

May 23, 2018

Earlier this month, the Catawba County Library System was thrilled to receive a Community Partnership Award from Catawba Valley Community College.

CVCC’s School of Academics, Education & Fine Art recognized the Catawba County Library System for exceptional collaboration on programming for the college’s 2017-18 Interdisciplinary Read selection Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. CVCC recognized the Library and the Historical Association of Catawba County as as being led by individuals who create opportunities for CVCC students and the community to learn, grow, and create hope.

The Catawba County Library System was honored for its outstanding efforts in hosting presentations, films, and community discussions on various aspects of Just Mercy. Those events promoted conversations around the difficult topic of criminal justice reform.

The Historical Association of Catawba County was honored for its partnership with the college and the CVCC Foundation that created the “Historian in Residence” program. This initiative has fostered numerous innovative collaborations, including production of “Miracle,” a documentary about the 1944 polio epidemic. Others include a classroom at the History Museum where a variety of CVCC history courses are taught, and the recent exhibit “Unpacking: How Many Cultures Make Catawba Home.”

Suzanne White, Catawba County Library System Director; Sybil Stewart, President of the Board of Directors of the Historical Association of Catawba County; and Dr. Amber Albert, Executive Director of the Historical Association of Catawba County, accepted the awards.

Photo (l-r): Donna Ross, Chair, Humanities Department; Suzanne White, Library Director; Brice Melton, Dean, School of Academics, Education & Fine Arts; Garrett Hinshaw, President, CVCC.