Pattie Johnston Outreach Award


Pattie Johnston began her service at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas in 1972 and in 2001, she became the library’s senior outreach coordinator. During her forty-five years of outstanding service at the Lawrence Public Library, Pattie made a lasting impression on the countless adults, seniors, children, and families that she served. Pattie served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services, including serving as the 2015 president, presiding over the 2015 annual conference in St. Charles, IL. A long-time supporter and advocate of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services, the ABOS Board of Directors is proud to establish the Pattie Johnston Outreach Award in recognition of Pattie’s forty-five years of exceptional service to the outreach field as well as for her outstanding leadership and numerous contributions to ABOS.

Presented annually to a bookmobile or outreach support staff member who has provided exemplary service to their community through bookmobile and outreach services. Candidates must not hold an MLIS and must work in a supportive role in their library (drivers, assistants, associates, clerks).

The nominator will need to answer the following question:

  • describe how the nominee has provided exemplary service to their community through bookmobile and outreach services as a support staff member.

A complete nomination will also include:

  • two (2) letters of recommendation.

Winner receives FREE conference registration to attend the 2021 ABOS Conference. 

One (1) Pattie Johnston Outreach Award will be presented in 2021.

To submit your 2021 Pattie Johnston Outreach Award nomination, please click HERE.

The 2021 ABOS Awards Program will open on April 1, 2021 and close on July 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST.

Questions about the 2021 ABOS Awards Program can be directed to David Kelsey, 2021 ABOS President and 2021 ABOS Awards Committee Chair, at awards@abos-outreach.com.


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