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Public Library Association Award Noms Due December 5

PLA.jpgFriends of the Library work closely with library staff, and often have a better understanding than most patrons of the unique skills and stellar work ethic that librarians bring to the table. Consequently, the Public Library Association (PLA) invites Friends to put forward the name of your favorite public servant for any of nine association honors. Highlights include:

Allie Beth Martin Award

This award honors a librarian who, in a public library setting, has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and has distinguished ability to share that knowledge.

Charlie Robinson Award

This award honors a public library director who, over a period of seven years, has been a risk taker, an innovator and/or a change agent in a public library.

Gordon M. Conable Award

This award honors a public library staff member, a library trustee, or a public library, that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.

John Illiff Award

This award recognizes the contributions of a library worker, librarian, or library that has used technology and innovative thinking as a tool to improve services to public library users.

Deadline for these and all other PLA awards is Monday, December 5. You can create an online user identity and apply online any time. Send all questions to PLA as directed on their website.