Ricki V. Brown Librarian of the Year Award

Ricki V. Brown

Nominating Period Open, Oct. 5-30

The time is now to nominate your choice for the 2020 Librarian of the Year Award.  Nominations will be accepted through October 30.  CLICK HERE or follow the upcoming link to complete an online form.  Please answer all questions to the best of your abilities.

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About the Award

This award was established by the Friends of the Library to honor former City Librarian Ricki Brown, who headed the Abilene Public Library from 1998 to 2013 before her passing.


Recipients are nominated by the community and selected in recognition of outstanding leadership and accomplishment in library science representing public, academic, and school libraries in Abilene.

Award Perks

Award recipients are announced each September. Award recipients receive a $500 award and their name is added to a commemorative plaque at the Abilene Public Library.

List of Past Award Recipients

  1. 2019
  2. 2018
  3. 2017
  4. 2016
  5. 2015
  6. 2014

Tremain Jackson Getting Photo Taken with Librarian of the Year PlaqueTremain Jackson has been with the Abilene Public Library for 19 years and currently services as the manager of the Technology/Multimedia Department.  This department was created for Jackson due to his continued work for representing the library online, overseeing its presence on seven social media platforms, while also serving as the library's webmaster to maintain the website.

With a passion for technology, Jackson assists patrons in learning to use their smartphones, tablets, and laptops, especially when there is a problem, through his TECH Time program. This program also serves as an outreach service to local retirement and assisted living facilities, allowing Jackson and his assistant to serve those unable to make it into the library.

Jackson also assists in marketing the library through some graphic design duties, documenting library's programs and services through photography and filming/producing content, which are then added to the city's government channel for residents to watch.