Programming Innovation Award

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Presented in recognition of programming leadership in providing innovative and excellent library programming in Wisconsin libraries.  Nominated programs may be stand-alone programs, series, passive, or cooperative.  Programs for all age groups are eligible.

Nomination Form


Nomination Criteria

Nominations must be received by September 1.

The Programming Innovation Award is conferred upon a program developed within any type of Wisconsin library, library system or library network for distinguished achievement in developing an innovative program for library patrons. Please email the nomination form, statement of achievements and supporting letters to wla@wisconsinlibraries.org.

For general information, questions about the nomination form, procedures or award category criteria, please contact the WLA Awards & Honors committee chair.

Citation of Merit

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This award is conferred upon Wisconsin citizens who are neither librarians nor library trustees, who have made outstanding contributions to quality library services. This award may be given to a group of people or an individual. See form for details.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations must be received by September 1.

A nomination must describe the achievements and indicate the time periods when the achievements were accomplished. In addition to the nomination form, at least three but no more than five letters supporting the nomination must be submitted. Please email the nomination form, statement of achievements and supporting letters to wla@wisconsinlibraries.org.

For general information, questions about the nomination form, procedures or award category criteria, please contact the WLA Awards & Honors committee chair.

Muriel Fuller Award

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Muriel Fuller was a mentor and an inspiration for Wisconsin librarians.

This award, named in her honor, is conferred upon a library professional or paraprofessional in recognition of outstanding accomplishments which have significantly improved and benefited library services. These achievements may include improving community access to library resources; extension or promotion of library services through cooperative ventures with local agencies or groups such as schools, businesses, or clubs; development of library facilities or collections; or contributions to any area of library services which ultimately benefit the library users. An employee in any type or size of library organization, is eligible for consideration. The nominee must be a current member of the WLA and employed in a Wisconsin library. The award may be given for a single achievement or for a record of achievements over a period of years. The award is intended for practitioners who have focused on improving library services in the library organization in which they are employed, unlike the Librarian of the Year Award which also recognizes contributions at regional, state and national levels.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations must be received by September 1.

A nomination must describe the achievements and indicate the time periods when the achievements were accomplished. In addition to the nomination form, at least three but no more than five letters supporting the nomination must be submitted. Please email the nomination form, statement of achievements and supporting letters to wla@wisconsinlibraries.org.

For general information, questions about the nomination form, procedures or award category criteria, please contact the WLA Awards & Honors committee chair.

Trustee of the Year Award

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This award is conferred upon an outstanding Wisconsin library trustee. The trustee must be in actual service during all or part of the year in which he or she is honored. The award shall be based upon such activities or accomplishments outlined in the nomination form.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations must be received by September 1.

A nomination must describe the achievements and indicate the time periods when the achievements were accomplished. In addition to the nomination form, at least three but no more than five letters supporting the nomination must be submitted. Please email the nomination form, statement of achievements and supporting letters to wla@wisconsinlibraries.org.

For general information, questions about the nomination form, procedures or award category criteria, please contact the WLA Awards & Honors committee chair.

Library of the Year Award

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The award is conferred upon any type of Wisconsin library, library system or library network for distinguished achievement in service. The staff, library board or administering body, and the community or people served shall all be involved in the work for which recognition is sought. The award shall be based upon such activities or accomplishments as outlined in the nomination form.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations must be received by September 1.

A nomination must describe the achievements and indicate the time periods when the achievements were accomplished. In addition to the nomination form, at least three but no more than five letters supporting the nomination must be submitted. Please email the nomination form, statement of achievements and supporting letters to wla@wisconsinlibraries.org.

For general information, questions about the nomination form, procedures or award category criteria, please contact the WLA Awards & Honors committee chair.

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