Viva Awards

What is a VIVA Award

viva award The VIVA (Very Important Volunteer Awards) awards are given to volunteers who do something extraordinary beyond their usual work or who make an outstanding contribution of some kind. It is a spontaneous award based on the recommendations of staff or other volunteers. Since the award commenced in 2004, the following volunteers have been presented with VIVAs:

2009 Viva Awards

John Ivory - VIVA winnerJohn Ivory – Information Technology

The Information Technology staff is very appreciative of the volunteer work John has done for them for a number of years now. Most notably, he helped to convert the Library's genealogical archive from a paper-based to a computer-based system and created an automated process for signing up and renewing remote access privileges.

John continues to generously lend his expertise to the IT Department. He makes a difference not only in the IT Department, but throughout the Library helping staff and patrons. 

We extend heartfelt thanks to John from the staff of Information Technology and the Volunteer Office for being such a wonderful volunteer and making a great contribution to our Library.

2008 VIVA Recipients

Patrick Andrews
Yuko Ando
Olena Bulakh
Linda Cesario
Irene Demus
Roz Eisner
Javier Elias
Carol Friedman
Stephanie Gebel
Anna Geissenberger
Elaine Jackson
Tomoe Kawata
Aletha Kowitz
Claudia Klassy
Rowland Koch
Betty Kraszewski
In-Bok Lee
Jong-Phill Lee
Mary O'Brien
Marianne Okubo
Terri Passolt
Mary Ellen Phillips
Jeannine Randolph
Martin Reinhart
Gaby Rojek
Carol Schleker
Greg Schultz
Elaine Sharp
Mary Stains
Stan Stec
Karen Truckenmiller
Mary Anne Vestal
Susan Young
Jerry Westfall
Fred Wilkens
Kathi Wotal

2007 VIVA Recipients

Dave Mills
Gordon Palmer
Vivian Palmer
Martin Reinhart
Jo Ryan

2005 VIVA Recipients

Javier Elias

2004 VIVA Recipient

Myrla Brand
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