Emerson Greenaway Award Nominations

To recognize his outstanding achievements, the New England Library Association (NELA) in 1988 honored Emerson Greenaway, an innovator in library organization and practice in the mid-twentieth century, with the “Great Librarian Award.” Two years later this regional honor was renamed the Emerson Greenaway Award and the award is offered annually by NELA to recognize exceptional librarians.

Do you know a Great Librarian who deserves recognition? If so, please tell us about this person! Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Emerson Greenaway Award to recognize individuals who have had a “demonstrated impact on the library field in the New England region.”


Nominees must be, or have been, members of NELA. She or he should have made a major contribution to the field of librarianship in New England, such as:

  • Development of outstanding services in a field of expertise, such as administration, reference services, technical services, etc.
  • Involvement with developing library cooperation in New England
  • Outstanding leadership in the field

Nominations include a written statement chronicling the nominee’s achievements, his or her resume, and three letters of support, of which at least two are from persons outside the nominee’s home state. The award may be given posthumously. Nominations must be submitted by June 1, 2010.

2010 Emerson Greenaway Nomination Form (PDF format, requires Adobe Reader)

For a list of past Greenaway Award Recipients see www.nelib.org/greenaway

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