[Michlib-l] Nomination period now open: ASCLA achievement awards

Liz Markel lmarkel at ala.org
Wed Oct 2 12:47:13 EDT 2013



The nomination period for the 2014 ASCLA awards is now open!

Nominations are due by Feb. 1, 2014.


**KNOW SOMEONE** who should be nominated, or an individual, organization
or group who should know about these awards? Please take the time to
forward this message to them! Your help in spreading the word about
these amazing awards is appreciated.


Below is an overview of each award and links for more information,
including nomination forms and submission instructions. You can also
visit the awards page of the ASCLA website:


Collectively, the winners of these awards represent the most outstanding
leadership, professional achievement and innovation in the diverse areas
of library service represented by ASCLA: service to special populations,
including people with disabilities and incarcerated adults and youth;
library consultants; state libraries; and networks, cooperatives and


Read the full press release:


Questions? Contact ASCLA Executive Director Susan Hornung at
shornung at ala.org or 312-280-4395.




The ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award is sponsored by ASCLA, the National
Organization on Disability (NOD) and Keystone Systems, Inc. This $1,000
award and citation are given to a library organization that has provided
services for people with disabilities. The award recognizes an
innovative and well-organized project that successfully developed or
expanded services for people with disabilities. The award can be for a
specific service(s) program or for a library that has made its total
services more accessible through changing physical and/or attitudinal

MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaawards/asclanational 


The Francis Joseph Campbell Award honors a person or institution for
outstanding and significant contributions in this field of service with
a medal and a citation. Contributions include but are not limited to: an
imaginative and constructive program in a particular library; a
recognized contribution to the national library program for blind
persons; creative participation in library associations or organizations
that advance reading for the blind; a significant publication or writing
in the field; or imaginative contribution to library administration,
reference, circulation, selection, acquisitions or technical services;
or any activity of recognized importance. The award is sponsored by
Keystone Systems, Inc. and the Southern Conference of the National
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library
of Congress.

MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaawards/francisjoseph 


The Exceptional Service Award recognizes exceptional service to
patients, to persons who are homebound, to people of all ages who live
in group homes or residences and to inmates, as well as to recognize
professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs,
pioneering activity and significant research or experimental projects.
The recipient receives a citation.

MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaawards/asclaexceptional 


The Leadership and Professional Achievement Award is a citation
presented to one or more ASCLA members (personal or organizational)
exemplifying leadership and achievement in the following areas:
consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and
programs and state library development.

MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaawards/asclaleadership 


The Cathleen Bourdon Service Award is a citation presented to an ASCLA
personal member for exceptional service and sustained leadership to the
division. This includes participation in activities that have enhanced
the stature, reputation and overall strength of ASCLA and have also
cultivated the division's relationship with other appropriate
organizations, institutions or governmental agencies.

MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaawards/asclaservice 





Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing & Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL

800-545-2433 // p. 312-280-4398 // f. 312-280-5273 // e. lmarkel at ala.org

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