Hoffman named Outstanding Library Director in county library awards program
Mallory C. Hoffman, executive director for the Exeter Community Library in Exeter Township, was named as Outstanding Library Director in the 18th Annual Berks County Public Libraries Awards Program held Wednesday evening in Leesport.
The award is presented to a member library director who fosters cooperation and collaboration among member libraries, shares time and talent with other libraries on county-wide initiatives, and has an effective and resourceful impact on the community.
Emily Orischak, community relations coordinator for Berks County Public Libraries, said Hoffman was nominated for the award by two individuals; one by library staff member Nancy Russo and the other by the Reading Library District Consultant, Stephanie Williams.
In their nominations, both praised Hoffman’s efforts and collaboration with the community and other libraries.
In her nomination, Williams wrote, “[Mallory] routinely volunteers on System committees as well as mentors and welcomes colleagues who are new to our System. She utilizes her staff’s talents and passion to collaborate with community organizations and other libraries.”
Williams also recognized Hoffman’s work with the Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks who also won an award on Wednesday for Outstanding Community Organization.
Carin Mileshosky, director of Fleetwood Area Public Library, was also nominated for the award.
In a public Facebook post, Hoffman commented on spending time with fellow library workers at the awards, “Simply being able to stand with them as a fellow book nerd is enough, to be nominated as an outstanding library director is crazy, and to win is unreal. I love what I do.”
Hoffman has been the director for Exeter Community Library since 2009.