Punch Jackson Award of Excellence in Library Services

Liz Fulton-Lyne (Associate Chair, Library Instruction) and a group of fellow volunteers were recently awarded the Punch Jackson Award of Excellence in Library Services. Fulton-Lyne and her colleagues from the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) were honoured with this annual award of excellence for the Prison Libraries Project, which focuses on literacy development with incarcerated women. The award was presented on April 27 at the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper, Alberta.

Founded in 2007, the GELA Prison Libraries Project is a group of thirty-five active volunteers who provide library resources and programs in correctional facilities located in the Edmonton area, primarily the Edmonton Institution for Women, the Edmonton Remand Centre, and the Edmonton Institution. Fulton-Lyne is a founding member of the Prison Library Project and remains an active volunteer and project organizer to date.