Matthew Yohn, Serials Library Paraprofessional in the Drs. Sid E. & Nell K. Williams Library and May 2021 graduate of the Master in Library and Information Science program at Valdosta State University, was recently awarded the George Gaumond Award.

This annual award bears the name of George Gaumond, University Librarian at Valdosta State University (1989-2010) and founder of VSU’s Master of Library and Information Science program, and is given each year at the Dewar College of Education and Human Services annual awards ceremony to a current MLIS student who has demonstrated exemplary scholarship and service.

In addition to his scholarship at VSU and service to Life University, Matt is also actively involved in the Student Organization of Library and Information Science (SOLIS), the official VSU student chapter of the American Library Association, serving as an advisory board member in the Fall of 2019 and SOLIS President for the 2020-2021 academic year.