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Library Receives Champions of Diversity Award

January 22, 2014

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Indy Library CEO Jackie Nytes (second from right) received the "Champions of Diversity Award" from (left to right) Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, IMBM President Shannon Williams, and Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellsperman.

The Indianapolis Public Library has been honored with the "Champions of Diversity Award" from the Indiana Minority Business Magazine, the sister publication of the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper. The Library was one of 16 distinguished recipients during the 9th annual Champions of Diversity Awards Dinner on January 17 in downtown Indianapolis. The Indy Library was cited for providing free programs and diversified collections and outreach services where library access is limited. IMBM President Shannon Williams described award recipients as "leaders in their industry and advocates of inclusion... and we appreciate their efforts to break racial, gender and cultural barriers."