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Could It Be You?

Do you know a young adult librarian doing something innovative, creative, or just extra fabulous?  Or maybe you’re the one doing those fearless things?

The deadline to nominate someone (including yourself) for ILA’s Young Adult Librarian of the Year is May 15th.   Please visit this link to find out more information, and please consider nominating someone today.

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Announcements

 

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Join the YASF Award Committee

Illinois Library Association’s Young Adult Service Forum (YASF) is looking for 4 people to serve on the YASF Award Committee. The YASF Award Committee will be responsible for reviewing nominations and selecting the winner of the Young Adult Librarian of the Year. Serving on this committee will provide committee members with an opportunity to participate in an ILA Forum, network with colleagues and get a view of the best services and practices serving Young Adults in the state of Illinois.

The Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award is a brand new award that honors Young Adult Librarians who have made an outstanding local contribution in library services to young adults in his/her community by creating and implementing library programs and services that promote a love of literature and/or instill positive feelings about libraries. A full description of the award is available here:

Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award

Committee members will be responsible for selecting the Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award winner and administering the award. Committee members should be ILA members and familiar with Teen and Young Adult Services. The committee will meet once in mid-February and once in late May. These meetings can be held remotely, so transportation is not an issue.

If you are interested in serving on this committee please contact:

Kelly Durov
Children’s Services Manager
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
kdurov@prpl.org
847-825-4527

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Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Announcements

 

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Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award

Awards season is fast approaching! The Newbery, The Printz, the Oscars, and joining those auspicious ranks comes the Illinois Library Association’s Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award! You have not heard of this award? Well, that is not surprising as this year is the inaugural year. This is the very first time you can honor a Young Adult Librarian with an award from the Illinois Library Association. Don’t miss this opportunity to show your appreciation for the dedicated Young Adult Librarian in your life!

To nominate a Young Adult Librarian for the Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award, visit the ILA Website and click on Awards, or simply follow this link:

Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award

All you need to nominate someone is letters of reference and a one-page summary about why you think the person you are nominating deserves this award.  Award recipients will receive a $200 financial award and a certificate.

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Announcements

 

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