State Senator Gerald Malloy Receives FOSCL’s Outstanding Public Official Award

State Senator Gerald Malloy Receives FOSCL’s Outstanding Public Official AwardGerald Malloy Receives FOSCL’s Outstanding Public Official AwardFOSCL President John Bradley honored the accomplishments of South Carolina State Senator Gerald Malloy by presenting him with  FOSCL’s Outstanding Public Official Award at the annual meeting of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries on April 21 in Columbia. Senator Malloy, who  represents  Senate District 29 (Darlington, Lee, Chesterfield, and Marlboro counties), was nominated by Friends of the Darlington County Library President Lois Baldwin, Darlington County Library Director Nancy Ray, former Darlington County Library Board Chair Ken Hughes, and former Darlington County Library Director Sue Rainey.
FOSCL’s Public Official Award seeks to recognize outstanding public officials who have promoted libraries through legislation, funding efforts, or who have shown support for libraries in some other purposeful manner.  Senator Malloy has a considerable track record in actively assisting public libraries. He has led the cause to channel much-needed state lottery funds to public libraries.  Recently , he was responsible for securing $250,000 in funds from the state budget as well as
advocating  for $800,000 in local funding for the new Society Hill Library which was completed in July 2011 in Darlington County.
As the nomination letter states,  “Senator Malloy’s longstanding commitment to the mission of public libraries in South Carolina has been a decisive factor in our efforts to provide successful service to the people of this district and this state over the past decade.”
Source: Friends of South Carolina Libraries. Summer-Fall 2012.