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Georgia Shovlain was director of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in Sheridan from 1965 to 1979. She was a strong advocate for children and community programs and received three John Dana Cotton national awards for the library. Georgia also served as American Library Association Councilor from Wyoming between 1972 and 1975. The award was first presented in 1980.

Recognizing a Wyoming library that accomplished a significant special project completed within the last two years.

  • 2015 No Nominations                                                                                                 2014 Teton County Library - Affordable Care Act Health Navigation Services                   2013 Teton County Library - The "Filament Mind" and Library Expansion
  • 2012 Natrona County Library 
  • 2011 Walter Jones and the Natrona County Public Library 
  • 2010 Worland Friends of the Library 
  • 2009 No award presented 
  • 2008 Teton County Alta Branch staff 
  • 2007 No award presented 
  • 2006 Eastern Wyoming College 
  • 2005 No award presented. 
  • 2004 No award presented 
  • 2003 Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library for the After School @ Your Library Project 
  • 2002 WYLD Migration and Implementation Team (State Library staff) 
  • 2001 Laramie County Community College Library 
  • 2000 Campbell County Library's Readers Theatre 
  • 1997 WYLD Office, Wyoming State Library 
  • 1996 Laramie County Community College Library, Academic Libraries Resource Project 
  • 1995 No award presented 
  • 1994 Laramie County Library System Storybooks Project 
  • 1993 Wyoming Newspaper Project, University of Wyoming Libraries 
  • 1992 No award presented. 
  • 1991Campell County Public Library 
  • 1990 University of Wyoming Libraries, CARL Publicity Task Force 
  • 1989 No award presented 
  • 1988 No award presented 
  • 1987Cheyenne East High School Library 
  • 1986 Johnson County Library 
  • 1985 Casper College Library 
  • 1984 Casper College Library 
  • 1983 No award presented 
  • 1982 Fremont County Library Story Hour Players 
  • 1981 Johnson County Library 
  • 1980 Rock Springs Carnegie Public Library