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 WLA Awards/Grants Forms

  • Nora Van Burgh Grants Application Form (Please login to your WLA Memberclicks account to access this form)
  • Awards Nomination Form
    • Outstanding Hero/Heroine Award
      This award provides an opportunity for WLA to recognize an outstanding person or group, whose hard work has made a difference to a Wyoming library within the last two years.
      • This award can recognize:

        A specific individual, company or group from the community who provided general support of a library or library project.
        A community supporter, volunteer, employee of the library, elected official, financial benefactor or other individual.
        An individual or group that has performed outstanding volunteer service for a library.


      • Nomination Requirements; please include the following information


        Who is this person or group?
        In what way are they exceptional?
        What did this person or group do? Please be specific.
        How did the library benefit?
        What are the results for the community?


    • Outstanding Librarian
      This award is meant to, above all, recognize and especially honor the significant and outstanding accomplishments set forth by a library employee in the past year, such as service to library patrons, and the library community that this individual is a part of. It is also meant to reflect the goals of WLA and the library professional, as a whole.
      • Nomination Requirement are as follows: Please do include the following information:

        Contributions to WLA and the library profession in the past year
        Contributions to the library and the local surrounding community in the past year
        Original and innovative planning, thinking and use of resources in the past year for special projects and/or programs
        Advocating the library role and position of importance in the community in the past year
        Optional: Additional comments and supporting documentation for this nomination (maximum three pages)


    • Outstanding Library
      For a significant special project completed within the last 2 years.  The staff, library board and the community or people served shall all be involved in the work for which recognition is sought.
      • The award shall be based upon, but not limited to, activities or accomplishments such as the following
        User services
        Development of innovative partnerships through networks, systems, cooperative planning and programming
        Sound collection development policies
        Offering opportunities for professional growth and job satisfaction for all employees
        Improvement of physical facilities resulting in better services
      • Nomination Criteria
        Describe the need for the project.
        What service population benefited from the project?
        How was the project unique or creative?
        Who carried out the project?
        How long did the project take and when was it completed?
        How much did the project cost?
        Optional: additional comments and supporting documents (maximum of three pages).


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