Let's Recognize Excellent Small And Rural Libraries

If you are a Friend in a rural area and proud of the stellar work that your library does in and for the community, the Public Library Association wants you to apply for the aptly named EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award.

Any public library serving a population under 10,000 is eligible for consideration. Strong candidate libraries will stand out through a combination of excellent day-to-day work and one or more recent and significant accomplishments or service expansions. “Accomplishments” will be assessed based on their uniqueness and community impact.

Yes, criteria are as broad as that! However, you must be a current member of PLA to put your library’s name forward for consideration. Click here to learn more about PLA and to open a PLA Awards account. Applications for the Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award must be received online by December 2, 2015.

Winner will be both chosen and announced at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Conference. Selected library will receive a plaque and a $1,000 cash award from EBSCO Information Services.