Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Outreach Services Award Nominations Sought

As Youth Services folks, we all know the importance of outreach, so it is no surprise that youth services librarians are often the winner of this WLA Award.  Do you know someone doing great work in outreach?  I bet you do!  If so, consider taking a few minutes to recognize their contribution to the library world (and for that matter, the whole world) by nominating them for this award!  

 The Outreach Services Round Table is the proud sponsor of the Outreach Services Award, presented annually to a “library or librarian who has provided exemplary library outreach services to underserved populations.”  The award may be for a specific project or projects or for outstanding lifetime achievement in outreach services.  Applications for the Outreach Services Award are due September 17.

The award was inspired by the former Special Needs Consultant for the Wisconsin Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning, Frances de Usabel. Frances worked diligently and successfully to advance outreach services in Wisconsin public libraries for many years. Public, academic, school or special libraries and librarians are all eligible and encouraged to apply.

Nominees should be members of the Wisconsin Library Association but need not be members of the Outreach Services Round Table--the winner will receive a one-year membership in the Outreach Services Round Table. The amount of the award is $250. The award will be presented at the WLA Annual Conference Awards Banquet.

If you have any questions about this award, please contact Rene Bue:

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