Sue Walker Recognized at NFB Conference

photo of Gawith award

Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service consultant Sue Walker received the first “Jan and Harry Gawith Award” at the National Federation of the Blind’s Idaho state chapter meeting in April. Jan and Harry Gawith are long-time members and active supporters of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) at both the state and national levels. Walker was honored to be recognized in the company of such distinguished people. The plaque presented to Walker read, in part: “You have asked for our advice and taken it. You have shared in our experiences and our achievements. You are our Friend!”

In addition to the plaque, Walker also received a copy of a recently published book: The Power of Love: How Kenneth Jernigan Changed the World for the Blind, a compilation of remembrances about Kenneth Jernigan, activist for the blind. The book was edited by Idahoan Ramona Walhof and contains several submissions by Idaho residents whose lives Mr. Jernigan changed.