DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 19, 2022) — Two Davenport Public Library employees were recognized at the annual Iowa Library Association (ILA) Conference last week in Coralville, Iowa.

Each year ILA's Youth Services Subdivision (YSS) gives an award to an outstanding youth services librarian in Iowa. This year the winner was Amber Carlson who is a Librarian in the Youth Services Department. The YSS Quality Time Award is presented to someone who is a positive leader in youth services, who contributes to the library/youth services profession, and who is an overall exemplary professional.

The Library Philanthropy Award recognizes an Iowa library or library-professional for exceptional efforts made, outside the library’s typical mission, to create a better world. This year, that award was presented to the Library’s social worker, Quinn O’Brian.

The Library is proud of these individuals and grateful for the amazing work that they do for the Davenport community.

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