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Library of the Year Nominations Being Accepted

Posted By Brandi Hunter-Davenport, Monday, June 17, 2019

The PA Library Association Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Library of the Year Award (new in 2018) to be presented during the 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, October 13-16 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie.

This award is given to an individual library that has demonstrated excellence in the following areas within the past year:

  • Service to public or academic community
  • Innovation in a special project, partnership, or challenge overcome
  • Advancing staff development
  • Leadership in and support of Association activities such as the Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies (PALS) and the PA Forward initiative.  Institutional membership or the library's support for individual members of the Association will be considered.

Last year’s winner was the Martin Library in York, PA. Previous winners must wait 3-5 years before reapplying.

The nomination process is easy... The nomination submission form for all award categories is available here on SurveyMonkey. You can view the requirements in advance here:

Don’t delay! All nominations must be submitted by Monday, July 15 at 8 AM. Submission through the online survey is preferred, but nominations along with any supporting documents may be emailed to Carrie Sturgill at  If you have any questions, contact Carrie Sturgill, 2019 Awards Committee Chair, at 610-687-1124.

Thank you,

Your 2019 Awards Committee

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