Welcome to the VLA Awards Committee!

The Vermont Library Association gives five awards for outstanding service to and support of the state’s libraries: the Sarah C. Hagar Award, Green Mountain Award, Trustee of the Year Award, Birdie Award, and Library Advocate of the Year Award.

To place a name in nomination for any award, please send the nominee’s name, the name of his/her library, a letter or letters explaining why this person should receive the award, along with your name, library, telephone number, and e-mail address to the Awards Committee chair. Nominations including a few letters that present a well-rounded picture of the candidate are preferred to a single letter, or many letters that all say similar things. If a nomination is made by more than one person, please designate one signatory as the contact person.

Contact Us

Chair: Lisa Milchman
Norwich Public Library

VLA Awards

Sarah C. Hagar Award

Green Mountain Award

Trustee of the Year Award

Birdie Award

Library Advocate of the Year Award

We want to hear from you! Please be in touch at any time to nominate someone for an award.

Honoring Retirees

Are you retiring or know a librarian who is? Please let us know! If that librarian is also a VLA member we want to honor them at the Vermont Library Conference.