Catherine Redden Lecturer, 2009: Jeam Amaral

Jean Amaral is a reference librarian at Antioch University New England where she is liaison to the Environmental Studies and Clinical Psychology departments. Along with nine other librarians, she was a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian award in 2008. Judges chose Jean and her fellow award winners from 3,200 nominations from across the nation.

"Jean's efforts on behalf of the students and faculty here at Antioch New England are exceptional. Her enjoyable and energy-packed lectures, training sessions and consultations on the latest research techniques have been invaluable in their support of teaching and learning, " said Antioch New England President David Caruso. "We are thrilled that she has received this honor."

In his nomination letter, Antioch faculty member Steve Chase said Jean "is a dynamo of energy, talent, humor, consideration, and has the most intense dedication to aiding students and faculty that I have ever seen."

Jean also represented New Hampshire as a participant in the 2008 New England Library Leadership Symposium.

We think Jean is just the right person to be the first Redden Lecturer, and we hope you all will agree.