Nominations Now Being Accepted For MALF Evy Nordley Award; $1000 Top Prize

Friends groups are treasured by Minnesota’s libraries not only for the financial support they lend or the advocacy and promotion efforts they provide, but also for the original ideas and innovative projects they generate on behalf of the library and its goals. This goes double in a state like Minnesota, where grassroots Friends communities are many and robust.

In recognition of this fact, MALF established the yearly Evy Nordley Award for Best Project By Friends of Libraries in 1998. Named after one of the organization’s founders, MALF’s highest honor is a vehicle through which member Friends groups can share their replicable ideas and success stories with peers throughout the state. Top prize is $1000 and a custom plaque. Two runners-up will receive $250 and a Certificate of Recognition.

Entry is open to all current MALF members. (Application and payment for new or renewed membership may be submitted with Award entry materials.) Click the links below for more information on applying.

Looking to learn more about the Award and its namesake, Evy Nordley? Browse the resources below.

Submissions are due June 15, 2013. Finalists will be notified, and asked to give a ten-minute presentation describing the design, development and impact of their Friends effort during the annual conference of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) on October 10-11, 2013 in St. Cloud, MN. Learn about conference programming, lodging and registration MALF will announce the winner at this time.