Westborough library assistant receives Employee Excellence Award


Westborough library assistant receives Employee Excellence Award
This drone photo shows the Westborough Public Library. Library Assistant Karen Hutchinson has received the May Employee Excellence Award. (Photo/Tami White)

WESTBOROUGH – The town has given the May 2023 Employee Excellence Award to Karen Hutchinson, library assistant at the Westborough Public Library.

Hutchinson is an employee in the children’s department and on the outreach team. 

According to a press release from the town, she has mentored new staff, assumed responsibilities for programs and created a welcoming space for Westborough’s littlest patrons when there wasn’t a children’s librarian. 

Hutchinson has gone well above and beyond what is expected in her position, the release said. She leads the outreach team for weekly offsite visits to the Arrive apartment complex. There, she coordinates dates and locations with the management, plans activities for the families and selects books and items for checkout. 

She has helped new children’s department staff learn procedures and software systems, and learned how to catalog books when new items arrived. She is a caring coworker and a true team player, the release said.

“[Hutchinson’s] passion and love for the library and the Westborough community shines like the sun every time she’s at work. The library is truly lucky to have her on our staff, and we believe she is truly deserving of the Employee Excellence Award,” the release said.

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