Photo Gallery | LeMay honored for work as School Librarian at Oak Park Middle
Melony LeMay, School Librarian at Oak Park Middle School in Lake Charles, was recently honored for her achievements. She was named Louisiana Library Association School Library Media Specialist of the Year Award for 2013. She was also chosen to receive the Calcasieu Parish School Libraries "Librarian of the Year" Award for 2012-2013.
For her work, LeMay was honored with a plaque, a certificate and $100 during the opening ceremonies of the Louisiana Library Association’s Annual Conference in Baton Rouge on March 6, 2013.
Helen Curol, the District Library Consultant for the Calcasieu Parish Schools, said, “This is the first time that I remember that there is a state winner from Calcasieu Parish for this greatest honor, and I have a lengthy experience in this district.”
LeMay has been employed at Oak Park Middle School for 16 years and has been the librarian there for 8 years. She has 22 years of teaching experience, and for 9 of those years, she has served as a School Library Media Specialist.
LeMay has two Master’s Degrees: a Master of Education +30 from McNeese and a Master of Library & Information Science Degree from LSU. LeMay is also a Project Recovery Laura Bush Foundation Scholar.
"I was asked to be the librarian (at Oak Park Middle School) eight years ago... I love the library. I use all of my talents and energies to try to make the children want to read, to develop a lifelong love of reading. I try to make the library a warm and inviting place," LeMay said.
As Librarian, LeMay hosts several events at the library, including book fairs and exhibits dealing with current events. Past themes for the exhibits have included Halloween, Easter, the LEAP test, women's history and Dr. Seuss.