By Diana Reese, Institutional Library Development, Colorado State Library
Continuing an LSSPS tradition started by Sarah Hamrick at the 2009 Midwinter Meeting, a pair of sandals was auctioned off at Annual’s LSSPS dinner to raise funds for the Century Scholarship. The sandals were one of a limited edition of 750,239 and came with a stunning pair of matching socks.
To up the ante, individuals bid additional dollars to have an individual of their choice wear the sandals to the ASCLA/COSLA reception. The chosen feet belonged to Diane Walden, chair of the Library Services to Prisoners Forum. Not only was she a great sport about wearing the footwear, she claims doing so significantly increased her networking opportunities at the reception.
In addition to passing the hat, the sandals auction raised almost $300. Fashion-conscious ASCLA members will want to attend future LSSPS dinners so they, too, can put their best foot forward in supporting the Century Scholarship.