GLA Honorary Membership
This year, Carolyn Thomas Fuller has been awarded a GLA Honorary Membership.
Honorary Memberships are given to retired members of the Georgia Library Association who have contributed significantly to the work of the Association over a period of years. No more than three Honorary Memberships will be presented during any year.
Carolyn faithfully served the Georgia Library Association ever since she moved to Georgia. She was a long-time chair of the Public Library Division, serving as chair and coordinator of the annual author’s reception. She also served a three-year tenure as President-Elect, President, and Past President from 2010-2012. In addition to her service on the board, Carolyn is a regular judge for the Georgia Student Media Festival. She also worked tirelessly to drive GLA’s activities in state advocacy, coordinating the Debi Davis prints for over a decade including securing the financial sponsorship and hand-delivering them to every elected representative.
Carolyn was named Georgia’s Librarian of the Year in 2017 by GPLS. As a director, Carolyn advocated for the importance of professional involvement, consistently sending many of her staff to COMO to expose them to ideas and professionals from around the state. Carolyn retired from the Henry County Library System in 2018 after successfully leading it for 20 years.