APLS board member receives 2021 ALLA Humanitarian Award

May 10, 2021

Doyle is a steadfast defender and long-time supporter of public library service in Jefferson County and public libraries throughout the state. When county funding for cooperative library services was cut in 2010, Doyle worked tirelessly to keep public libraries at the forefront of county government. Doyle's efforts led to a partial refunding in 2014.

In 2020, as Covid-19 brought new revenue challenges, Doyle took the initiative to shepherd the library cooperative through the revenue shortfall by ensuring complete and timely submissions of all necessary documentation. As many organizations lost public funding in 2021, the library cooperative remained an essential resource for Jefferson County residents. Doyle worked to support Alabama public libraries through her long service on the APLS Board of Directors. She has been steadfast in her support of public libraries throughout the pandemic and before.

Congratulations to Virginia Doyle for receiving this prestigious honor!