Dr. Stewart receives Special Services to Libraries award

photo of Dr. Roger Stewart and Read to Me Team

 Dr. Roger Stewart, Boise State University, College of Education, received the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Special Services to Libraries award. This award is given to someone who has offered exceptional support to Idaho libraries.  Dr. Stewart was nominated by the Idaho Commission for Libraries Read to Me team for his many valuable contributions to early literacy, including working with the “Read to Me” program and testifying before the Idaho Legislature on behalf of libraries.

The Read to Me team said, "Roger has been tireless in his efforts to help ICfL and libraries around the state do the best work they can for the children of Idaho by assessing programming and making recommendations for improvement. He has facilitated focus groups, administered literacy screeners to hundreds of children, pored over the data from thousands of surveys (literally thousands!), testified before the state legislature, and written numerous reports and journal articles about the work we are doing.  We feel fortunate to have Roger as part of the team, and are grateful for the recognition he received from ILA."