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File #: 21-2948    Version: 1 Name: CONGRATULATING EUGENE GUIDICE FOR RECEIVING THE ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/26/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 5/13/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING EUGENE GUIDICE FOR RECEIVING THE ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice was awarded the Advocate of the Year Award by the Private Law Librarians and Information Professional Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL); and WHEREAS, this award is made annually to a librarian who demonstrates leadership and excellence in advocating for law libraries and law librarians; and WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice received high praise for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic for his weekly remote meetings with librarians across the country and internationally to keep the law librarian community connected; and WHEREAS, during this time, Eugene Guidice sent daily inspirational and motivational communications to more than 200 people to offer hope and a vision for the post-pandemic world. These messages are being published on Amazon in a volume entitled, Reflections during a Pa...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

CONGRATULATING EUGENE GUIDICE FOR RECEIVING THE ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES

 

WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice was awarded the Advocate of the Year Award by the Private Law Librarians and Information Professional Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL); and

 

WHEREAS, this award is made annually to a librarian who demonstrates leadership and excellence in advocating for law libraries and law librarians; and

 

WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice received high praise for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic for his weekly remote meetings with librarians across the country and internationally to keep the law librarian community connected; and

 

WHEREAS, during this time, Eugene Guidice sent daily inspirational and motivational communications to more than 200 people to offer hope and a vision for the post-pandemic world. These messages are being published on Amazon in a volume entitled, Reflections during a Pandemic: Thoughts while Sheltering in Place; and

 

WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice was also praised for being the catalyst and moderator for continuing education webinars and for being a presenter at the 2020 AALL virtual conference; and

 

WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice’s career as a law librarian has taken him to several law firms, including Schiff Hardin, Baker McKenzie, and Latham & Watkins; and

 

WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice is currently the Senior Research Services Training Specialist in the Chicago office of Dentons U.S. LLP; and

 

WHEREAS, Eugene Guidice holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University, an MBA from DePaul University, and a Master of Library and Information Sciences from Dominican University; and

 

WHEREAS, in addition to AALL, Eugene Guidice is an active member of the Special Libraries Association, the Chicago Association of Law Libraries, the Illinois Library Association, the Knights of Columbus, and many other organizations; and

 

WHEREAS, Eugene lives with his wife Colleen in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby congratulate Eugene Guidice for receiving the Advocate of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be tendered to Eugene Guidice as a token of our appreciation for his efforts and accomplishments as a law librarian.

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