Mineral County Library Director, Courtney Oberhansli, received an “Extra Gold” Award for outstanding achievement award from the Mineral County Board of Commissioners on June 4 for her stellar work at the library. Oberhansli said she had no idea she was even up for an award. The award included a plaque and a cash award.
Obrthansli said when she received the award she had to return to the library as it was understaffed and preparing to open for the day. When she got to the library, she looked at the check that came with the award and realized it was made out to Larry Grant, recipient of a similar award for his department. She had to walk back to the courthouse to exchange checks with Grant.
Among other things, the award cites Oberhansli for making the library one of the best rural libraries in the state, and for making the library a center of activity in the community.
Oberhansli refused to take complete credit for the success of the library. “Our library has always been favorably viewed state wide.” I don’t feel like I’m any better librarian than my predecessors. I’ve worked for some exceptional people and I learned from them,” Oberhansli said.