Kat Gatcomb is NH Librarian of the Year

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Kat Gatcomb, the Nashua Public Library’s supervisor of youth services, has been named Librarian of the Year by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH).

The award was announced on November 9 during the CLNH Fall 2021 Business Conference.

Previously a youth services librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library, Kat joined the Nashua staff in July. She had been nominated for the award by her coworkers in Portsmouth.

Kat found out about her award while participating in the conference virtually from the Nashua Public Library. Her former colleagues surprised her by driving to Nashua to present her with flowers and a plaque.

Kat earned her master’s degree in library information science from Simmons University and a bachelor’s in theatre arts from UNH. Nashua youth have already reaped the benefits of her theater background, enjoying her inventive videos and creative literacy initiatives.

About CLNH

Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire is a division of the New Hampshire Library Association. The Librarian of the Year Award honors an individual who has contributed significantly to enriching library services to youth (children and/or teens) in New Hampshire.

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