Mary Selzer received the “Library Friend of the Year” award at the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association meeting in Chapel Hill on Dec. 2.
Karen Wallace, director of the Fontana Regional Library, nominated Selzer for this award.
“Mary Otto Selzer is an extraordinary volunteer in the Friends of Jackson County Main Library (FOJCML) in Sylva,” wrote Wallace in her nomination. “Through her creative and dedicated leadership, she has lifted the Friends organization to a new level of excellence …. Moreover, her guidance has enabled the FOJCML to successfully drive a fundraising campaign for the new Jackson County Public Library Complex that has raised over $1.8 million for furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.”