Maine Government News
Charlie Campo Wins Highest Honor from Special Libraries Association
July 26, 2012
Maine State Library
Charlie Campo, the former chief librarian for the Bangor Daily News, was awarded the highest recognition from the News Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) during its 2012 Conference in Chicago. The award was presented on July 16, 2012.
Campo received the Joseph F. Kwapil Memorial Award to recognize his career as a news librarian. According to the SLA News Division's website, the award is "given for major achievement in the field of news librarianship and outstanding service to the News Division."
A member of the SLA News Division since 1981, Campo served as the organization's chairman in 1995-1996. In addition, he was awarded the Ralph J. Shoemaker Award of Merit in 1996 and the Agnes Henebry Roll of Honor Award in 2001.
The former news librarian also serves on the Maine State Library Commission representing the interests of special libraries. Linda Lord, the state librarian, said that for Maine libraries, Campo is "just a rock." "He's not just an excellent librarian; he's also an outstanding human being," Lord said.
Among his many accomplishments for Maine libraries, Charlie compiled and edited the first edition of the Maine Union List of Serials while head of the Serials department at Fogler Library.
Charlie's biography is featured on the Commission website: http://www.maine.gov/msl/about/commission/members/campo.shtml