VLA Award Nomination Deadline Coming Up

This is a reminder that you still have time to nominate star librarians, trustees, and advocates for the Vermont Library Association’s awards. Nominations close March 1st.

The Sarah C. Hagar Award is awarded each year for outstanding service in or significant contribution to the field of librarianship in Vermont. Nominees for the Sarah C. Hagar award must be working in a Vermont library (public, academic, school, or special) and be a member of VLA.

The Trustee of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a trustee on behalf of his or her library, either during the previous year or during his or her years of service. Nominations may be submitted by any library trustee, library board, librarian, member of a Friends group, or VLA member.

The Library Advocate of the Year Award is given occasionally by the VLA Government Relations Committee to an outstanding public advocate for libraries in local, state, or national government.

The Green Mountain Award is given as the opportunity arises to individuals or organizations for distinguished service, support, or unusual contributions to a Vermont library or libraries.

Please visit http://www.vermontlibraries.org/awards for nomination procedures, and to find the truly inspirational list of awards recipients.

DCF & Red Clover Winners Have Been Chosen

Drum roll , please…

The 2012 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award has been won by Raina Telgemeier for Smile! It is too soon to know about the ceremony, but I will certainly keep you informed.

Born Yesterday written by James Solheim and illustrated by Simon James has won the 2012 Red Clover Award.


Who’s Retiring this Year?

Hello, all: this is another call for names of people who are retiring this year. Anyone who is a member of VLA, has worked for 10 years or more in Vermont libraries and is retiring is eligible for a VLA retirement award. If you know of anyone who meets these criteria, please let me know.


Grace Greene
VLA Awards Committee Chair
Email: grace.greene@state.vt.us

Library Journal looking for “Movers and Shakers 2010”

Do You Know a Library “Mover & Shaker”?

Library Journal’s ninth annual Movers & Shakers will profile 50 or more up-and-comers from across the US, Canada, and internationally who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. Let LJ know who you think should be included. From librarians to vendors to others who work in the library field, Movers & Shakers 2010 will celebrate the new professionals moving our libraries ahead.

Nominations are due November 9. Here’s the link for the form: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA606274.html?nid=2671&rid=#reg_visitor_id&source=title