The Library Journal has named Los Angeles County Library Director Skye Patrick the 2019 Librarian of the Year.

Library Journal presents the award to a professional librarian for outstanding achievement and accomplishment reflecting service goals of the library profession that include free access to information for all, encouragement of reading, creation of incentives to greater use of books, enhancement and expansion of library service to all residents, and strengthening of the role of the library within the community.

Patrick joined Los Angeles County Library in February 2016 with ambitions to position the library as a center of learning accessible to all residents of Los Angeles County. She has focused on breaking down barriers and increasing access for all customers.

George Hamilton III, left, and Malik Johnson.

Lewis Metropolitan Church members George Hamilton III and Malik Johnson were awarded the Callie Calvin Scholarship on Jan. 6 for their participation in the Men to Men Ministry, a group that supports the spiritual growth by helping men mature and encourage spiritual formation in others.

Hamilton, a senior at Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, and Johnson, a freshman at Miles College, are members of the church’s youth ministry and work to engage their peers on the process of spiritual growth, community service and community leadership. 

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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