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Council member Rose Herrera of District 8, along with San Jose City Mayor Chuck Reed, Council member Xavier Campos of District 5, and Council member Kansen Chu of District 4, commended Urvi Gupta for her outstanding volunteer service through her OneInMath tutoring programs at the Evergreen, Hillview, and Berryessa Branch Libraries at the City Council meeting on June 11th, 2013.
Every year, each of our branches and units select a Volunteer of the Year. From these nominees one volunteer is selected for recognition as San Jose Public Library’s Volunteer of the Year. We congratulate Urvi Gupta who won the award 2013.
Published in Evergreen Times Newspaper, Page 16, May 10 – May 23, 2013 Edition by Vidya Kilambi.
Each year, each of the twenty two branches of the San Jose Public Libraries nominates one volunteer to compete for system wide recognition. Urvi was selected as the San Jose Public Library Volunteer of the Year for 2013.
The award was presented by San Jose Public Library Division Manager Sandra Stewart on April 25, 2013.
Her name is etched on the perpetual plaque and will reside in Evergreen branch for 2013. She will also have a book plate dedicate to her and the books will be distributed in all three libraries where she currently offers OneInMath program.
A full page article about OneInMath program was published in the January 2013 edition of California Library Association (CLA) Briefings. It appears on page 14 of the 25 page publication. The article highlights the program’s success from its simple beginnings in Nov 2011 with just 6 kids to over 125 kids and 20 volunteers in just one and a half year.
Established in 1895, CLA has nearly 3000 individual, business and institutional members. CLA provides professional development and advocacy support for its members and the California library community at large. Additionally, CLA supports the administration of the California Summer Reading Program as well as further summer enrichment programs funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.
San José Public Library awards one Volunteer of the Year Award for each of the Library branches. This year, Urvi was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year at the Berryessa branch library where she has been offering OneInMath class for free since November 2011.