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Deadline August 14 for MLA Award Nominations

Do you know anyone who’s gone above and beyond to impact libraries in the last year?

Each year MLA recognizes members who make outstanding contribution to library services. Help MLA recognize contributions to improved library services and intellectual freedom by nominating a person or group for one of the following awards:

William G. Asp Distinguished Career Award
MLA Above & Beyond Award
Lars Steltzner Intellectual Freedom Award

Nominating is easy with the convenient online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is August 14, 2017. Nominate quickly and often!

Make a nomination/Read criteria and eligibility

See past recipients

RUSA Achievements Awards and Grants


Call from RUSA!

The Reference and User Services Association announced a call for nominations!

“RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by the profession. RUSA has, and will continue to, nominate, select and honor the very best in the field of reference and user services with the continued support of industry sponsors.”

Are you doing some great work in Reference? Do you have a colleague, in your library or in another one, who is doing great work? Nominate yourself or someone else! (Self nominations are fine here; you may know better than anyone else around you how well you are doing in Reference work, and it’s great to nominate yourself.)

There are CMLE librarians doing some great work; if you want to work on one of these nominations, they can make a big difference in the professional life of a winner. Contact Mary at CMLE headquarters to talk about the form, and for help in writing and editing your nomination.

There are a wide variety of awards available, reflecting the breadth of Reference work in today’s libraries. Here are just a few examples of the full list:


Questions about these awards should be directed to Leighann Wood, Sr. Program Officer, lwood@ala.org. More information about these awards, including nominating instructions, can be found on RUSA’s awards webpage.



Evy Nordley Award Worth $1,000!

MALF LogoSince 1998, the MN Association of Library Friends (MALF) has presented the Evy Nordley Award for quality programming and project innovation. Nominations are now being accepted for this award.

If you know of a Friends group that has made a difference in your library, take a moment and share their success story. The top finalists will have an opportunity to present at the annual Minnesota Library Association (MLA ) conference in October. First prize winner will walk away with $1000! For more information visit the MALF’s website.

2013 Notable Videos for Adults!

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The American Library Association (ALA), Video Round Table’s Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2013 list of Notable Videos for Adults. This is a list of fifteen outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and are deemed suitable for all libraries serving adults.

The purpose of this post is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution to the world of video. The nominees are…

Do You Work With an Academic Trendsetter?

MLA LogoThere are only three weeks left to nominate someone you know with a proven track record in bringing creative and quality programs, projects and/or services to your library!  The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) is accepting nominations until Thursday February 28, 2013.  Click here for more information and nomination materials.