The Great Neck Library has nominated Jonathan Aubrey to posthumously be awarded with this year’s National Library Workers’ Day award for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to delivering the highest quality library service to the community.
A ceremony was held on May 11, 2018 at Senator Elaine Phillips’ office when Aubrey’s brother David Aubrey accepted the certificate on behalf of his brother.
Every year since 2004, the American Library Association celebrates librarians, support staff, and others for their contributions on National Library Workers Day. This year, NLWD was on Tuesday, April 10.
Aubrey, who passed away last year, was an library employee and reference librarian that colleagues described as dedicated to all things that libraries stand for. Aubrey also had a passion for and devotion to the Great Neck Library History Collection, on which he spent countless hours, and was instrumental in the development of the collection.
Aubrey took his role at the Library very seriously – whether helping a patron, doing research or serving on a library committee. Aubrey was also an alumnus of the Library’s Levels Teen Center, and continued to be a huge supporter and friend to the Levels program throughout his tenure as a librarian, often serving as a guide to Levels lore and history.