Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's not to late to apply for a WLA Award

WLA/Highsmith Award

Libraries of any size or type are eligible for the Highsmith Award, which "recognizes a library's achievement in planning and implementing an exemplary program or service that has had a measurable impact upon its users. The purpose is to encourage innovation by highlighting collective efforts within a library, wherein staff, administration and volunteers have successfully marshaled the library's resources to benefit its users." The program or service upon which the award is based shall meet the following criteria:

  • Significant contribution to its institution, organization, school or community;

  • Creative or innovative program development and implementation;

  • Ease of replication in other libraries, demonstrated by a clear and concise outline or plan;

  • Minimal funds required for program execution;

  • Program initiated within five years prior to date of information.

Recent winners include The Ruff Readers Program of the Racine Public Library, Carthage College's Hedberg Library's Family Fun Night, and South Madison Branch's Game Night.

More info including nomination papers may be found at Nominations are due to the WLA office June 1, 2011.

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