Colorado Talking Book Library and Kansas Talking Books staff members share the win for the national library service award.

Raleigh, North Carolina - March 15, 2011  Teresa Kalber, Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) , and Dana Carter, Kansas Talking Books, will share the 2011 Julie Klauber Award. The annual Julie Klauber Award recognizes outstanding and dedicated library staff that work with KLAS and provide outstanding service to their library and the community in the spirit of Julie Klauber.

A national expert and leader, Julie Klauber dedicated her life to disability issues. She was the director of Talking Books Plus library in Suffolk County, NY, and authored several articles on library resources and services for people with disabilities.

Receiving the award means "knowing the work I do each day at the library is really appreciated and helps make other staff more efficient" says Kalber. "I love having a job that has such a positive impact on the lives of others." Beyond CTBL functions Kalber serves as a network systems administrator and a backup Braille embosser. She learned Braille so she could proofread what she printed. "She is intrinsically motivated to do a great job" says Debbi MacLeod, Director, CTBL.

Dana Carter, hired as a Reader Adviser in August 2010, has made a tremendous impact on Kansas Talking Books. Toni Harrell, Director, nominated her for "her enthusiasm and innovation, in a short period of time, toward providing, promoting and implementing quality patron services." Carter feels "this award confirms that the work I've done so far is beneficial to patrons and to Kansas Talking Books and is a big vote of confidence for me, and it reinforces my desire to come up with new ways to serve our patrons better and more easily."

Kalber and Carter each receive a trip to the 2011 KLAS Users' Conference in Raleigh, NC and a plaque presented by Kay Holloman, CEO, Keystone Systems. Carter says she wants to "come to the conference and learn more about how to use KLAS more efficiently. Having only used KLAS for about six months now, there's still much more to learn!"

About Keystone Systems:

Keystone Systems, Inc, a leading provider of accessible library software since 1983, provides software and service solutions to libraries with complex demands. Keystone developers have created a powerful, yet elegant library automation system, which has the flexibility to meet specific needs of special, academic, and public libraries.

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