Miriam Tuliao, Library Marketing, Awarded the JCLC Legacy Award
Kelly Coyle Crivelli, Penguin Random House Library Marketing says, “We are so proud of Miriam’s accomplishments and are thrilled to see her recognized by her peers. Her focus on getting the right books in front of the right librarians and her integrity in working so tirelessly to promote our titles to all communities is noteworthy. We are quite lucky to have her on our team, and are continually inspired by her passion.”
Miriam’s efforts have been instrumental in promoting AA-NH/PI authors and titles. In 2022, Miriam helped to kick off “AAPI Communities in Conversation” a collaborative effort with Publishers Weekly, and the University of South Carolina’s Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Penguin Random House Library Marketing. This year library marketing will elevate this program to a new level by hosting a day-long event at the opening of PW’s 3rd Annual U.S. Book Show, Monday, May 22, 2023 with a special livestreaming event centering around Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices, books, cultures and experiences.
The JCLC Legacy Award honors a senior or seasoned professional who has been a dedicated professional and served 20+ years in the profession. The award is selected by the respective NALCOs (National Association of Librarians of Color), and in this case, Miriam was selected by APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians of Color) which she represents.
2022-2023 President, American Library Association, Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada shared her thoughts on Miriam’s accomplishments, “It is a pleasure to wish a hearty ho’omaika’i (congratulations) to Miriam Tuliao for her recognition as the APALA Legacy Award Winner at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. Miriam is one of the biggest library supporters I know, from mentoring new library workers to swimming for Spectrum Scholars to volunteering her time to multiple library associations. She always knows just how to help and does it without hesitation. She has touched the lives and hearts of many in our field and we are lucky to have her advocacy, wisdom, and leadership as we continue to strive to be the best we can be for our communities”
Doro Ho, Treasurer, Joint Council of Librarians of Color, says of Miriam receiving this award, “As a life member of APALA myself, I can see how much dedication and contributions that Miriam has made for APALA and the Asian/Pacific American community. Through her work at Penguin Random House as well as the library professional. She indeed well deserved the honor and respect.”