We are currently accepting nominations for the following District of Columbia Library Association awards (deadline March 30):
Ainsworth Rand Spofford President's Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of library and information services. Winners do not have to be members of DCLA. This was last awarded in 2009 to Roberta Stevens, ALA President-elect and National Book Festival project manager.
Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the District of Columbia Library Association by an active, current DCLA member. In 2009, this was awarded to Barbara Folensbee-Moore in recognition of her DCLA presidency, her long-time commitment to National Library Legislative Day, and her mentoring of new and aspiring librarians.
Community Service Award
This award recognizes those who have volunteered their library expertise to develop a library program, facility or service unrelated to their current employment. Preference is given to DCLA Members. In 2009, this was awarded to Richard Huffine for his dedicated leadership of the Federation of Friends of the D.C. Public Libraries.
DCLA occasionally awards other certificates or plaques. For example, in 2009, a Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Barbara Conaty for her long service as editor of the DCLA newsletter. In 2007, Anne Osterman [Elguidi] received a Certificate of Appreciation for her extraordinary contributions as a first year member of DCLA.
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012
Awards will be presented at the DCLA spring banquet on May 24.