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Austin staff member recognized for being among the best

One of Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) staff members who has been making a difference in the lives of its students, including those in Austin South, for many years was recently recognized for everything she has done throughout her career.

Ms. Elizabeth Polk, who is the AISD’s assistant director of library media services, was awarded with the top honor available to library service professionals in the state when she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize, which is bestowed by the Texas Library Association, was presented during the organization’s annual conference for 2017.

Ms. Polk first joined the ranks of AISD in 1966, when she took on the role of an elementary school librarian. After this, she moved up to become the AISD elementary library coordinator. For nearly the past 30 years, she has been in charge of the library programming for the district, ensuring that all of its 116 campus libraries are running smoothly and continuing to meet the changing needs of its students and upgrades in technology. A reading tutor in Austin South can also be counted on to provide additional academic support for any boy or girl who needs help to improve his or her proficiency when it comes to language arts.

According to the district, Ms. Polk has a long career of assisting pupils and also of inspiring other school library professional to pursue their career goals. It went on to say that it wished to extend its congratulations to her for being awarded this accolade.

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