Ruby Assaf Presidential Award

The Ruby Assaf Presidential Award is one of two awards presented by the Friends of Mississippi Libraries and honors and oustanding volunteer in Friends of Mississippi Libraries (FML) or in a local chapter. Nominations must be made electronically to the Friends of Mississippi Libraries, Inc.

2023 Nomination Form

Deadline for nominations is September 8th 2023


2022 - June Lack with the Friends of the R.T. Prince Memorial Library, Central Mississippi Regional Library System

2019 - Larry Cockrum, Friends of the Ripley Public Library, Northeast Regional Library System

2018 - Michelle Parker, Friends of the Jones County Library System, Laurel-Jones County Library System

2017 - Diana Tatum, The Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forest County

2016 - JoAnn Brandt & Sylvia D. Clark, Winston County Friends of the Library, Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System

2015 - Joyce Huskey, Friends of the Ridgeland Library, Madison County Library System

2014 – Ron Bailey, Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library, Jackson-George Regional Library System

2013 – Linda Hanberry, Friends of the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library

2012 – Claude Jones, Friends of the Pontotoc County Library Ms. Pat Monsour, Friends of the Madison County Public Library

2011 – Gloria McCracken Vaughn, Coffeeville Public Library, Yalobusha County Public Library System

2010 – George Taylor, Friends of the Forest County Public Library, Central Mississippi Library System

2009 – Rhonda Armstrong, Friends of the Ridgeland Public Library, Madison County Library System

Honorable Mention:

Irene Rhodes, Friends of Batesville Public Library, First Regional Library System

2008 – JoAnn Miller, Wesson Friends of the Library, Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library System

2007 – Mrs. Virginia C. Scott, Friends of Handicapped Readers, Jackson

Honorable Mention:

Ms. Margie Harper, Friends of the Taylorsville Evon A. Ford Library, Central Mississippi Regional Library System
Mr. Jim Stemen, Brandon Friends of the Library, Central Mississippi Regional Library System
Ms. Renee Brooks, Pass Christian Friends, Harrison County Library System
Ms. Michelle Parker, Friends of the Jones County Public Libraries, Laurel-Jones County System

2003 – Oretia Daugherty

2002 – Freda Hartness

2001 – Frank Thomas

2000 – Beth Woodmansee



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