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Congratulations to Leah Plocharczyk

  • 1.  Congratulations to Leah Plocharczyk

    Posted 12-16-2019 14:36
    Congratulations to Leah Plocharczyk, Interim Director of the Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus Library,
    to be one of this year's recipients of the ALA I Love My Librarian Annual Awards.
    Plocharczyk launched the first book club for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) at an academic library. To meet students where and how they learn, she incorporates educational games and fun activities like movie viewings and pizza parties to help students learn in an interactive and cooperative way. The book club has become so popular that the library has added new groups to accommodate demand. Through her work with the book club, Plocharczyk has contributed to academic research on special education. "It is in her book club for those with ID that Leah's blend of vision, managerial skill, and compassion truly realized itself," writes one nominator.
    Her commitment to community, inclusion, and scientific inquiry also led to a collaboration with marine biologists on an experiment studying dolphin migration patterns. Based on her work, Plocharcyzk was recommended by her supervisors to attend the 2016 Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
    Read more at:
    I Love Libraries

    Anna Arenas
    Manager of Communications and Technology
    SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network)
    Boca Raton FL
    (561) 208-0984 (223)

  • 2.  RE: Congratulations to Leah Plocharczyk

    Posted 12-17-2019 16:24
    Congratulations Leah! This is SO deserved and SO AWESOME!!! :-)  Now we need to celebrate!!

    Suvi Manner
    Palm Springs Public Library
    Palm Springs FL
    (561) 965-2204