Think for a moment about all the great people in our profession who contribute so much to the Kansas library community. Don’t they deserve recognition from their peers?
Of course they do, and here’s your opportunity to bring that person to the attention of the Presidential Awards Committee of the Kansas Library Association. Awards will be presented at the Kansas Library Conference in Wichita, October 29-31.
The KLA Presidential Awards nomination categories are:
To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary leadership or support for growth and development of the Kansas Library Association and/or a library or libraries in Kansas. Such leadership and support may be, for example, in areas of library-related legislation, media coverage, or in writings which further the understanding and appreciation of Kansas and its libraries.
To be given to a Kansas Library Association member who, within the first five years after having earned a professional degree, has made a positive impact on the quality of library service and/or the role of library personnel in Kansas.
To be given to a Kansas Library Association member, either individual or institution, who has made notable contributions to the library profession, furthered significant development of libraries in Kansas, or performed exemplary service for an extended period of time. In case of retired individuals, the nominee may be a past member of the Kansas Library Association.
To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary and sustained service to the benefit of Kansas libraries and library users and/or the Kansas Library Association.
Nominations are open until September 1. The nomination process is easy. Go to the KLA website and look under CONFERENCE. Or, go directly to the Awards Nomination page at: http://kslibassoc.org/home/conference/presidentialawards/
Past Winners of KLA Presidential Awards:
2013 Presidential Awards:
Library Advocate – Sue Blechl
Library Personnel – Charlene McGuire
Meritorious Service – Marquita Boehnke
Meritorious Service – Roy Bird
New Professional – Caleb May
2012 Presidential Awards:
Library Advocate – Dr. Marshall Havenhill
Library Personnel – Kathleen Morgan
Meritorious Service – Cindi Hickey
Meritorious Service- Donna Lauffer
New Professional – Kate Wise
Thank you. I look forward to reviewing your submissions with the rest of the Presidential Awards Committee: Denise Smith, Stanton County Public Library; Patti Poe, Northeast Kansas Library System; Scotty Zollars, Labette Community College; and Wendy Morlan, Pleasanton Lincoln Library.
Mickey Coalwell, Chair, KLA Presidential Awards Committee
Kansas Library Association