Previous Award Recipients

List of previous award recipients 1996-present.

Outstanding Friends Group

2021    Friends of the South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library
2022    Friends of the McCormick County Library

Outstanding Individual Award

2009     Terry Smith, Barnwell County
2010     Karen vanVierssen, York County
2016     Ray McBride, Beaufort County
2016     Pete Stewart, Friends of the Irmo Branch Library
2018     Sharon Purvis, Harvin Clarendon County Library
2019     Dolores Gambrell, Friends of the South Congaree-Pine Ridge Library
2020     Deb Chevas, Friends of the Beaufort Library
2021     Kathryn Harvey, Principal of Neue South Collective, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries
2022     Rosemary Teed, Friends of the Irmo Branch Library

2023 Winner  Outstanding Individual Award – William “Bill” Reynolds, Finance Committee Member and Past President of the Friends of the Aiken Library 

John H. Landrum Advocacy Award

2000     The A.L.M. Wiggins Family of Hartsville
2001     Liz and Dwight Patterson, Spartanburg
2002     Loa Jane Miller, Friends of the Aynor Branch Library, Horry County
2003     Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, Florence County
2004     Todd Stephens, Spartanburg County, & Dwight McInvaill, Georgetown       County
2009     Helen Dean, Newberry County Friends
2009     Sara Briebert, Charleston County Friends
2017     Paula Childers, Florence County Library
2019    George Seago Jr., Friends of the Summerville Library & Dorchester Library System
2020    Mary Last Friends of the Del Web Library
2021    Andy Flynt, Director of Information Services, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries 

2022    Andrew R. “Andy” Gambrell, Friends of the South Congaree-Pine Ridge Library 

2023    Mary Jo Dawson, ABBE Library Director

Public Library Employee Excellence Award

2008     Myrtis Burr, Chesterfield County Library
2010     Abbie C. Townsen, York County Library
2016     Kim Cantley, Carolina Forest County Library
2016     Terry Cobb, York County Library
2017     Harlie H. O’Connell, Newberry County Library
2019     Sheila Keaise, Colleton County Memorial Library
2020     Carol Clark, South Congaree-Pine Ridge Library
2021     Two Winners – Lois Rhodes, Library Services Coordinator, nominated by Abbeville County Library System and Tricia Gordon, Library Manager, nominated by Friends of the Libraries of Barnwell County
2022    Two Winners – Shirley Spreene, Pelion Branch Library and Dina Grant, York County Library

2023    Two Winners – Melissa Shenk, Green Sea Floyds Library Branch Manager and Leverne McBeth, Middle Tyger Library Branch Manager

Outstanding Public Official Award

2018     Senator Vincent Sheheen, Kershaw County
2021     Joint Nomination – Bobby Keisler, Lexington County Council Representative and McLain R. Toole, South Carolina House Representative, nominated by the Friends of South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library

2023  Outstanding Public Official Award – Representatives Gary Simrill, Murrell Smith, and Todd Rutherford 

Special Awards

1998     Rudy Mancke
2001     Charleston County Library Friends
2002     Stetson-Bowles of Bluffton
2005     Debbie Anderson, SCSL
2009     David Warren, Richland County Public Library
2016     Sarah McMaster, retiring this April Fairfield County Public Library

2023    Loretta Wells, Volunteer with the Friends of the Bluffton Library

Public Service Award

1996     Art Guerry (Lexington County)
1997     Senator J. Verne Smith
1998     Representative Larry Koon
2000     Senator Yancey McGill
2001     Representative Marion Carnell
2004     Kit Smith (Richland County)
South Carolina House Education Subcommittee/Robert W. Harrell, Jr., Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee (special group Public Service Award)
2005   Senator Hugh Leatherman
2006   Councilman Damon Jeter (Richland County Council)
 FOSCL award program was reorganized in 2007 and this award was closed.

Library Staff Award

This award was closed in 2007 and replaced by Public Library Employee Excellence Award

1996     Harriett Woodham (Richland County Public Library)
1997     JoAda Hiatt (Greer Public Library)
1998     Shirley Hildebran (Fairfield County Public Library)
1999     Sally Culp (Spartanburg County Public Library)
2000     Sarah D. McMaster (Fairfield County Library)
2001     Tucker N. Taylor (Newberry County Library)
2002     Faith A. Line (Sumter County Library)
2003     Dan Mackey (Kershaw County Library)
2004     Mary Jo Dawson (ABBE Regional Library System)
2006     Debbie Turner (York County Library)
FOSCL award program was reorganized in 2007 and this award was closed. 

Business Award

This award was closed in 2007.

1996     M&K Auction (McCormick)
1997     Echerer Painting Company (Irmo)
1998     The Greer Citizen (Greer)
1999     Crawley’s Country Cloggers (Boiling Spring)
2000     “The Boiling Sprngs Sentry” (Boiling Springs)
2002     Johnson & Wales University (Charleston)
2003     Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg)
2005     Steve Fincher Photography (Spartanburg)
2006     Piggly-Wiggly (Florence)

Trustee Award

This award was closed in 2007

1997     Mary O. Gregory (Pickens County Library)
1998     David M.  Rogers (Greenville County Library)
1999     Ruby Crook (Irmo Library)
2000     Debbie Hill (Greenville County Library)
2001     Lenora Price (Richland County Library)
2002     Theresa Arrington Dunn (Hilton Head Library)
2003     Mim Woodring (Aiken County Library)
2004     J. David Sudduth (Greenville County Library)
2005     Marty S. White (Greenville County Library)

Outstanding Program Award

This award was closed in 2007.

1999     Friends of the Woodruff Library
2000     Friends of the Boiling Springs Library
2001     Friends of the Florence County Library
2002     Friends of the Berkeley County Library
2003     Friends of the Clarendon County Library
2004     Friends of the Greenwood County Library
2004     Friends of the Greenville County Library
2005     Friends of the Florence County Library
FOSCL award program was reorganized in 1997 and this award was closed.