Distinguished Service Award
This award will be conferred on an individual or group of individuals for noteworthy achievement, as evidenced by substantial activities or exceptional service to the library community. Recipient(s) will be nominated and selected on a state-wide basis by the LTA Board of Directors and the award will be presented at the annual Trustee Institute.
Outstanding Trustee Award
This award will be presented to a trustee who has shown a true understanding of his/her role as a trustee and has demonstrated unusual dedication and expertise in that role. The award will be presented to either a currently serving system trustee or local library trustee with nominations being solicited from Presidents of Boards and Library systems in the geographic area in which the Trustee Institute is held. The recipient(s) will then be selected by the LTA Board and the award will be presented to the recipient at the annual Trustee Institute.
Outstanding Friends Award
This award will be presented to an individual in a FRIENDS group who has given extraordinary service as a FRIEND in recognition of his/her contributions in helping to make our libraries a vibrant, active, and essential force in our communities. Nominations will be sought from the Presidents of local and system FRIENDS organizations in the geographic area in which the Trustee Institute is held. The recipient(s) will then be selected by the LTA Board and the award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual Trustee Institute.
More information about submitting nominations will be sent in February of each year to the appropriate individuals in the systems in which the Trustee Institute will be held. For 2012, this will be the Nassau Library System. We encourage you to begin considering now who you would like to nominate for these awards!
Nominations are to be sent to: AMSPE@aol.com. The deadline is February 24, 2012
Chair, Awards Committee
LTA Board of Directors