SSCS PARALIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Paralibrarian of the Year Award recognizes the essential role of paralibrarians, including all library support staff who do not currently have an MLIS, in providing excellent library service in Wisconsin. This award places special emphasis on efforts to further the role of paralibrarians and library support staff in the library profession. 

SUBMIT NOMINATION FORM

Deadline: March 31, 2020


AWARD CRITERIA

The WLA Paralibrarian of the Year award winner will be selected by the WLA Support Staff and Circulation Services (SSCS) Section Board of Directors and the criteria are as follows:

  • Excellence in job performance, including contribution(s) enabling their library to best serve its patrons and/or its community (whether public, college/university, school, corporation, etc.)
  • The encouragement of literacy and the use of the library's resources
  • A commitment to free access to information for all
  • The candidate's work to build networks, organizations, and/or groups to support excellence in library work and new career paths for library support staff
  • The candidate's efforts to improve communication and the breaking down of barriers between support staff and the MLIS librarians with whom they work.

RECOGNITION AND AWARD

The award winner will receive the following:

  • A profile in the WLA newsletter, sponsored by Support Staff & Circulation Services.
  • Complimentary registration to the Support Staff & Circulation Services Annual One-Day Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the WLA Annual Conference, including admission to the awards ceremony

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nomination letters must name the candidate and describe in 500 words or less why the nominee deserves the award. Submit the completed nomination form, including contact information for both the nominator and the nominee and the collected nomination letters in PDF form using the online nomination application. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2020.