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Norfolk resident wins national honor



HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - (Nov. 6, 2007) – Mary E. Hanlin, media collection development librarian at Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth Campus, has been named to the 2008 class of Emerging Leaders by the American Library Association (ALA).


The program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in problem-solving workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.


“As the millennial generation grows in presence, we recognize the great need to have librarians serving them who are comfortable with technology, but also have scholarly skills and knowledge of collections,” notes Mary Mayer-Hennelly, TCC associate vice president for library resources. “Add intensity and enthusiasm, and Mary Hanlin is one such librarian.”  

A Norfolk resident, Hanlin is one of 120 librarians from across the country selected to participate as an Emerging Leader. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University and a master’s of library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh.




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit