Former Toledoan Steven G. Fullwood has been named one of 27 recipients of the 2005 New York Times Librarian Award. The program, now in its fifth year, honors librarians around the country for outstanding public service.
Fullwood, 39, is a former children's librarian at the Mott Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. He was hired in 1998 as a manuscripts librarian at the Schomburg Center for Black Research, New York Library.
He was honored by the New York Times last week with $2,500 and a commemorative plaque.
A resident of Harlem, Fullwood has a 1992 bachelor of arts degree in English and broadcasting from the University of Toledo, and a 1997 masters in library science from Clark Atlanta University.
He is the son of Steve J. Fullwood, a chef at Mancy's, and the late Elaine E. Houston.