AUGUSTA — Bangor Daily News reporter Roxanne Moore Saucier was presented Monday with the Maine Library Association’s Journalism Award for outstanding coverage of library issues during the organization’s annual conference at the Augusta Civic Center.
Saucier received the third annual award for a series of seven genealogy columns in the NEWS which recommended libraries in Maine that readers could use as a resource in their family history research.
“Roxanne Moore Saucier’s Family Ties columns acquainted readers with what these libraries have to offer and gave them some familiarity so that they might visit these treasures,” said MLA President Elizabeth Moran of the Camden Public Library, in presenting the award.
Saucier thanked the group of approximately 600 association members during the luncheon and told them that libraries play a vital role in the field of genealogy. She also thanked the newspaper for committing itself to her genealogy column.
Saucier has been a reporter at the NEWS for 13 years, covering a wide range of beats and issues. She is now the Bangor City Hall reporter in addition to her role as genealogy columnist. She has been a genealogist since 1977 and is a former vice president of the Maine Genealogical Society. She is a 1973 graduate of the University of Maine.
Previous winners of the MLA Journalism Award include Susan Kinsey of the Bangor Daily News.