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BCS Library System Director wins state award for outstanding services

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Bea Saba, front left, is honored by Bryan Mayor Bobby Gutierrez and the other members of the Bryan City Council on May 2.

Bea Saba, Library System Director of the Bryan + College Station Public Library System, was recognized at the May 2 Bryan City Council meeting for winning the 2023 Outstanding Services to Libraries Award by the Texas Library Association (TLA).

The Outstanding Services to Libraries Award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates outstanding advocacy and support for libraries. The award recognizes advancement of library services, development and promotion of sound library policies and standards, successful advocacy to the community, significant contribution to the promotion of library legislation, and active participation in TLA.

Bea was instrumental in creating COVID-19 protocols and processes that provided stellar service to the community. She created offerings through grants to meet community needs for school districts through services such as, Kanopy streaming, and more. She planned and organized unique employee development training days for her staff and partnered with the Harris County Public Library to launch Texas’ first reciprocal Lending Agreement.