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April 30, 2011

Library announces Carnegie winners

ANDERSON, Ind. — Rhea Parshall and Joni Brinkman were honored with the 2011 Andrew Carnegie Award Wednesday at the Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

The Carnegie Award is presented to an individual or group, who, in the spirit of Andrew Carnegie, has given of themselves and made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of public library services in our community.  

Parshall and Brinkman each served as an Anderson Public Library board member beginning in 1993 and 1994, respectively.

They were a significant part of a team that adopted at least two long-range plans and mission statements, hired two directors, presided over the renovation of both the Main Library and Lapel branch, and enabled the growth of the library’s automation system, officials said.

During their tenure on the board, circulation increased with APL reaching its first million circulation year.  

Between 1997 and 2008, they both served continually as library board officers.  For 11 years, from 1996 to 2007, nearly every check sent out by the library to vendors and creditors was reviewed by Parshall.  As a teacher in the Anderson Community School system, she acted as an informal liaison.

Both women successfully juggled important jobs — Parshall as a teacher and Brinkman as the head of Community Hospital’s Emergency unit — to serve the library for 16 years, which is the maximum amount of time a person is eligible to serve on the library board.

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