Minnesota Library Association Invites Award Nominations

MLA-logo-2014.pngDo you know someone who routinely goes “above and beyond” in their support of Minnesota’s libraries? If you’re reading this newsletter, odds are, you do! The Minnesota Library Association wants your help in identifying standout Friends (and other library supporters) for special recognition at this fall’s MLA Conference. Nominations are currently being accepted for:

  • ‘Above & Beyond’ Award: MLA’s highest prize honors “significant contributions to the Minnesota library community.” Friends, library staffers, trustees, and legislators are all eligible, as are a range of institutions (public or special libraries, schools, foundations, etc.). Up to three Above & Beyond Awards may be given each year.
  • William G. Asp Distinguished Career Award: Able leadership is key to any library’s success. The Distinguished Career Award is for a veteran with a track record of “positive development in libraries and the improvement of library services.”
  • President’s Award: Bestowed annually, this distinction acknowledges the outstanding contributions of an MLA member to the organization’s programs and initiatives.

MLA membership is necessary to put forward a nomination. Other requirements vary by award. Click here for more information (and to submit a nomination online).

Applications for all three honors must be received by MLA no later than August 25.