Library All-Star Award -- given to Leo for exemplary service in 2016. [background]
Leo has worked in libraries since his days at LakeView High School. This includes stints at NYU and CUNY as well as his current employer, DePaul.
At NYU, he managed a reference collection of 20,000 volumes and at the same time, managed the library's website.
For Leo, it's not simply a job -- it's an activity (particularly reference and public service) that he couldn't live without.
Daddy used to run a film and recording studio in Chicago, so Leo had an incredibly early introduction to all things media. He was probably the only 10-year-old who could splice recording-tape.
The digital revolution of the mid-to-late Nineties totally captivated Leo. It drew him away from a more traditional graduate degree in history, focusing him instead on exploring the possibilities of online interactive media.