The Library Support Services Award is given each year to recognize someone employed in a library support profession who has furthered library development or who has made outstanding contributions to Georgia libraries as part of his or her job or business. The award winner could be a vendor employee, an employee of an office or department that supports library services, or an employee of an individual institution.
This year’s winner is Kimberly Spencer, Chief Financial Officer of the Coastal Plain Regional Library system.
Kimberly’s nomination noted her drive in assisting with financial matters both within her system and throughout the state. She has assisted in developing policies for GPLS’s New Director Orientation manual, headed up the RIF for the Georgia Libraries Accounting Alliance to replace Blackbaud, and has provided many informational sessions related to the implementation of MIP Fund Accounting. She has a reputation for being a team player, for being someone who understands the intricacies and individual needs of different library systems, and for someone who is a knowledgeable and capable communicator.