Roadbuilder's Awards

The Roadbuilder's Award was established in 1989 by the Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo). The award recognizes ethnic minority librarians in the library education, academic, public school and special libraries, who have served as pioneers in librarianship and also as positive role models. This award pays homage to ethnic minority librarians who exemplify courage, integrity, perseverance, and who have contributed to the field of librarianship for their specific category. 

 

Past Roadbuilder's Award Recipients

61st NCLA Biennial, October 20-23,2015 - Greensboro, NC
Dr. Ismail AbdullahiLibrary Education
Brigitte BlantonPublic Librarianship 
Beverly MurphySpecial Librarianship
Bobby WynnAcademic Librarianship

60th NCLA Biennial, October 15-18,2013 - Winston-Salem, NC

Tammy Baggett, Public Librarianship 
Alan R. Bailey, Academic Librarianship
Tamika Barnes, Special Librarianship
Clara M. Chu, Library Education

59th NCLA Biennial, October 4-7, 2011 - Hickory, NC
Annie H. Coleman, Academic Librarianship

Agnes W. Ho, Public Librarianship

58th NCLA Biennial, October 6-9, 2009 - Greenville, NC
Charles M. BrownPublic Librarianship
Jamal L. CromitySpecial Librarianship
Dr. Claudia J. Gollop,  Library Education
Jamane YeagerAcademic Librarianship

57th NCLA Biennial, October 16-19, 2007 - Hickory, NC
Dr. Irene Owens, Library Education
Vanessa Work RamseurPublic Librarianship

56th NCLA Biennial, September 20-23, 2005 - Winston-Salem, NC
Gerald Vernon Holmes, Academic Librarianship
Robin Imperial, Public Librarianship

55th NCLA Biennial, September 22-26, 2003 - Winston-Salem, NC
James Jarrell, Public Librarianship
Louise M. Rountree*, Academic Librarianship

54th NCLA Biennial, October 2-5, 2001 - Winston-Salem, NC
Miriam Gwinette Ricks,  Library Education

53rd NCLA Biennial, September 20-23, 1999 - Winston-Salem, NC
Dorothy Huey, Special Librarianship
 

52nd NCLA Biennial, October 7-10, 1997 - Raleigh, NC
Dr. Robert M. Ballard, Special Librarianship
Dr. Benjamin Speller,  Library Education
Brenda Stephens, Public Librarianship
Dr. Clarence Toomer, Academic Librarianship

51st  NCLA Biennial, October 3-6, 1995 - Greensboro, NC
Dr. Pauletta Bracy,  Library Education
Barbara Best-Nichols, Special Librarianship
Wanda Brown, Academic Librarianship
Sherwin Rice, Public Librarianship
 
50th  NCLA Biennial, October 19-22, 1993 - Winston-Salem, NC
Barbara Akinwole, Special Librarianship
Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, Public Librarianship
 
49th  NCLA Biennial, November 12-15, 1991 - High Point, NC 
Nell Wright Alford*,  School Librarianship
Ophelia Irving, Special Librarianship
Linda Simmons-Henry, Academic Librarianship
 
48th  NCLA Biennial, October 10-13, 1989 - Charlotte, NC
Mollie Houston Lee*, Public Librarianship
Evelyn Pope, Library Education
Daisy Lee Williams, School Librarianship
 
*Posthumously