SCLA Opens Annual Awards Nominations

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Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards, which will be presented at this year’s Annual Conference. Please consider nominating someone who deserves to be recognized for their good work and contributions to the field.

OUTSTANDING LIBRARIAN - The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor a librarian who has initiated or developed an imaginative or creative program, service, or work of enduring value, for the effective use of or increased interest in libraries or a particular library. Such contributions may include excellence in leadership, significant professional writing, instrumental role in building programs, promotion of the profession through teaching or influence, etc. For complete award criteria, please see the nomination form. To submit your nomination, complete the form and send it, along with the requested supporting details, to me at the following location. You may print and mail hard copies, or scan and email them. Sarah Gough, Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201. sgough@richlandlibrary.com

THE FRIEND OF LIBRARIES - The Friend of Libraries Award recognizes outstanding service to a library or libraries. This service should be that which has furthered the expansion of library services in South Carolina. The award may be given to a person or to an organization deemed to be a “friend” to any type of library – academic, public, school, or special – or to the library profession. Service on which the award is based must have occurred within five years preceding January 1 of the award year. The contribution made by the person or organization may include, but is not limited to, financial benevolence. For complete award criteria, please see the nomination form. To submit your nomination, complete the form and send it, along with the requested supporting details, to me at the following location. You may print and mail hard copies, or scan and email them. Sarah Gough, Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201. sgough@richlandlibrary.com

OUTSTANDING LIBRARY PARAPROFESSIONAL - This award is given to recognize the contribution and excellence of a library support staff who engages in library operations at all levels, demonstrates excellence in performance in his or her field of expertise, promotes staff development and fosters communication amongst library employees, and advances and strengthens the image of paraprofessionals. For complete award criteria, please see the nomination form. To submit your nomination, complete the form and send it, along with the requested supporting details, to Amanda Bracken, Chair of the Paraprofessional Round Table, at the following location. You may print and mail hard copies, or scan and email them. Amanda Bracken, Richland Library Main, Children’s Room, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201. abracken@richlandlibrary.com 

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, October 7th and all forms are available on the Awards page. Thank you for your submissions. Please contact sgough@richlandlibrary.com, or (803) 929-3478 if you have any questions.

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