The ALA Public Programs Office is now accepting
nominations for the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award, sponsored by
the ALA Cultural Communities Fund. The award will recognize a library that
demonstrates excellence in library programming by developing and presenting a
cultural or thematic program or program series during the previous year
(September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012). The Award consists of $5,000 and a
citation of achievement, to be presented during the ALA Award Presentation at
the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.
Applications and award guidelines are available at http://www.ala.org/programming/programmingexcellence. To be considered, nominations must be received by December 1.
In recognition that programming is an essential part of
service delivery in all types of
libraries, school, public, academic, and special libraries are all
eligible. The nominated program/series
must have been for a public audience.The nominated cultural/thematic program
should be one that features the humanities, sciences, arts, creative arts,
community and civic engagement programs, as well as programs in conjunction
with exhibitions, community-wide reading programs, or other community-wide
programs. The nominated program should have
engaged the community in planning, sponsorship and/or active participation,
addressed an identified community need, and have had a measurable impact.
With questions, please contact the ALA Public Programs
or 800-545-2433 x5045.
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