Pictured from left to right: Assistant Director Mary Jane Spehar, Library Services Specialist Alondra Gomez, Library Services Specialist Esai Navarro, Library Services Specialist and Latino Leadership Nominee Carol Guerra, and Head Librarian Jaclyn Anderson.
At the eighth annual Latino Leadership Awards, La Paz Chattanooga presented the Chattanooga Public Library with its 2019 Community Champion Award. Library Services Specialist Carol Guerra was also celebrated at the event for being one of the 12 Latinx leaders recognized this year for their achievements and community involvement.
The library encompasses the values of La Paz by providing the local Latino/Hispanic community with a variety of services and resources, including bilingual passport services, free ESL classes, a growing number of Spanish-translated books and bilingual staff members. As a member of the National Association to Promote Library Services to Latinos, Chattanooga Public Library Executive Director Corinne Hill values the library’s role in the community.
“The library should always be about what the community needs,” said Ms.
Hill. “The services we offer are based on what people in Chattanooga want. I’m very proud of the role we play and staff members like Carol Guerra who make those services possible.”
For information about La Paz Chattanooga, visit www.lapazchattanooga.org.To learn about services and events at the Chattanooga Public Library, please visitwww.chattlibrary.org.