The Utah Library Association has selected Eileen Longsworth, director of the Salt Lake County Library System, as its librarian of the year.

The award was at the group's annual convention in St. George.Longsworth was praised for her work on the association's legislative committee and tax initiative task force, as well as her positive leadership style, political skill and sense of humor.

She was nominated by Davis County Library System Director Jeanne Layton, who said, "Eileen has made one of the most significant contributions to the library profession in this state - and to the public as well - that I have seen in the 30 years I have worked in libraries."