Laney Librarian Receives National Recognition

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association bestowed its prestigious Trailblazer Award to Laney College Librarian Shirley Coaston on July 29. Coaston received the award virtually at the National Conference of African American Librarians. 

Last December, Shirley Coaston celebrated 50 years at Laney College. She served many years as the Head Librarian at Laney and has been active in a wide range of professional organizations, including as CCL Secretary. Although she retired in 2011, she continues to work as a part-time librarian, providing invaluable contributions to the library and the profession.

Virtual screenshot of Shirley Coaston receiving the BCALA Trailblazer Award at the NCAAL on July 29, 2021.
Shirley Coaston Receives Trailblazer Award