It's time once again to nominate a colleague for an annual KLA award. KLA members will receive a mailing including nomination forms for these awards as well as the proposed slate of officers and ALA Councilor, but please consider taking advantage of this advance notice and get your vote in early!
There are four awards this year: The Lifetime Achievement Award; the Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award; the James A. Nelson Library Advocate Award; and the William H. Natcher Award. Simply full out the forms along with your letter of recommendation and return them no later than Monday, August 16th to Linda Kompanik:
Linda Kompanik, Chair
KLA Library Awareness Committee
Logan County Public Library
201 West Sixth Street
Russellville, KY 42276
Electronic submission is preferred.
For additional information about some of the awards and to download the nomination forms, please read on:
KLA Lifetime Achievement Award:
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to a Kentucky librarian who has contributed significantly to our profession through publications, presentations, and participation in professional library and/or information organizations. Nominees must be or have been a KLA member for 10 years, have a sustained record of service to the Association, and cannot be a current Executive Board member of the Association.
KLA William H. Natcher Award:
The William H. Natcher Award will be given to an individual, organization, or corporation that has made a significant philanthropic contribution to a Kentucky library. The contribution may be monetary or equipment.
KLA Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award:
The Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award recognizes an individual who has mentored one or more Kentucky Librarian or library worker. This mentoring could have occurred in an academic, personal, or work environment.
KLA James A. Nelson Library Advocacy Award:
The James A. Nelson Library Advocacy Award honors an individual who has been a strong advocate for a library or libraries on a local, regional, state or national level. The nominee may or may not be a librarian.