Call for Nominations: MPLA Awards

By Dale Savage

Do you know an individual, group, or organization in your state or library who is deserving of recognition?  Please nominate him/her for an MPLA award!  Awards will be presented at the 2017 MPLA Joint Conference with the Nevada Library Association, to be held in Stateline, Nevada (South Lake Tahoe), October 16–18, 2017. You must be an MPLA member to nominate, although only some of the awards require membership of the honoree.

The revised descriptions of the six MPLA awards are now available online,and nominations are being accepted. The newly revised Unsung Hero award has become the MPLA Dan Chaney Unsung Hero Award. You can attach articles, photographs, or letters of support with each nomination, using the Awards Nomination form.

MPLA Awards honor both individuals and groups, from those who have just embarked on a library career to those who have spent many years in service. The Literary Contribution award is to be given to an author, and the Carl Gaumer award can be awarded to a group or organization who has consistently offered support to libraries and library staff.

Please consider submitting a nomination for an award!  Nominations will be accepted from May 15 through August 1, 2017.

Dale Savage is MPLA Representative and Continuing Education Consultant, Library Development Division, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.

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