Awards Nominations process
Call for 2013 BCLA Awards
2013 BCLA Awards Committee
Christopher Kevlahan, Chair, Past President,
June Stockdale, President 2012-13 (ex officio)
Annette DeFaveri, Executive Director (ex officio)
The ALPS and YAACS awards are administered directly by each section.
Nominations will be accepted from any BCLA member in good standing.
Award nominations will be accepted until April 4th, 2013.
Applications for awards other than the Merit awards (which have special application forms attached to this email) nominations for the other awards should include:
- Name of the nominee with contact information
- Name of the person submitting nomination and contact information
- Detailed rationale describing why your nominee is the best person for the award.
- Any supporting material you think necessary or helpful.
Nominees (exclusive of the Keith Sacré Library Champion Award) must also be members in good standing of the Association.
Please e-mail applications to Christopher Kevlahan, c/o Annette DeFaveri: email@example.com
Please indicate name of the award followed by “nomination” in the email subject line. For example:
"Achievement in Library Service Award Nomination"
For Merit Awards: Please also complete the appropriate attachment (see below).
2013 BCLA Award Nominations
Applications Due April 4th 2013
Helen Gordon Stewart Award
This award is given to recognize an outstanding career in librarianship involving visible or readily identifiable achievements that bring honour to the entire profession. A nominee must be a resident of BC during the period of accomplishment leading to the honour. The award consists of a plaque and honorary life membership in the Association.
Honourary Life Membership
Honorary Life Memberships are conferred upon members of the Association at or within five years of normal retirement age. Individuals must have made substantial and recognizable long standing contributions to BCLA and to library service in the province. The award consists of a plaque and honourary life membership in the Association.
Achievement in Library Service
This award recognizes an individual who has made a substantial contribution to librarianship in British Columbia and has moved library service forward in the province over a period of more than one year. The person may have planned and implemented an exemplary library program, actively promoted libraries and librarianship, or served the profession and the field in a distinguished manner. A plaque is presented to the recipient.
Keith Sacré Library Champion Award
This award will be presented to an individual, organization or business who/that has a record of support of libraries, literacy, public access to information and the overall aims and objectives of libraries. The award is intended for non-library personnel. This award will be made each year. More than one award may be awarded. Winner must have a demonstrated record of support for libraries and/or library aims and objectives that is regional or provincial in scope. Support is defined as
- significant financial support or,
- in-kind contribution or,
- library advocacy in the public arena.
The award will consist of a plaque. BCLA will also commit to publicizing the award with the BC and/or national media to bring attention to the individual/organization's contribution to their community and libraries in particular. The winner will be invited to the BCLA awards banquet at the annual conference.
BCLA President's Award
The President's Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the British Columbia Library Association. Recipients are selected annually by the current BCLA President and are recognized for their tireless efforts on behalf of BCLA and the library community at large.
Merit Awards: Applications are Due April 4th, 2013
These institutional awards recognize outstanding achievement during the preceding year in one of these three categories:
1. Programs or Services: this may be a new or an on-going service, a special event or a series of events, or a special project. Download application here.
2. Building Projects: this may be either a new building or a substantial renovation of facilities completed since January, 2012. Download Application here.
3. Advocacy or Marketing: this may be a new or ongoing advocacy or marketing program, a special event or series of events with a focus on advocacy or marketing, or a special advocacy or marketing project. Download Application here.
All types of libraries are eligible for the above awards. Normally, one award is given in each category. A plaque is presented to the recipient.
BCLA Continuing Education Awards
BCLA members will be invited to apply to the Awards Committee for the following Continuing Education Awards.
Please write a brief letter stating which award you are seeking and why you have applied for support. With the exception of the ALPS and YAACS awards, send all letters of application to BCLA Executive Director Annette DeFaveri at firstname.lastname@example.org - applications must be received by April 4th, 2013.
Please indicate the name of the award in the subject line of your email.
Ken Haycock Student Conference Award
Applications are being accepted for the annual Ken Haycock Student Conference Award for the 2013 BC Library Conference. The award is in the amount of $300, and also includes a complimentary basic conference registration.
Named in honour of Ken Haycock, director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies from 1992-2002, this award is intended to offset BC Library Conference expenses, encouraging leadership and professional activity among students.
In addition to the cash award, BCLA will contribute a basic conference registration.
- Recipient will be a member of BCLA.
- Recipient will be a BC resident enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program at the time of the application.
- Recipient will submit a statement of potential benefit from attending the conference and involvement with BCLA
- Recipient will agree to contribute to the conference as a volunteer, as required.
Alice Bacon Continuing Education Scholarship
Named in honour of Alice Bacon who, for many years, both organized and lobbied for improved continuing education opportunities for librarians. It is awarded to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend BCLA Continuing Education workshops or the annual conference due to limited funds. Awards of not less than $100 each will be made to partially offset the registration cost. Awards vary in amount depending on the individual's need and funding available.
Harry Newsom Memorial Award
Established in memory of Harry Newsom, Director of the Cariboo Thompson Nicola Library. The prize is used to defray travel costs for individuals who otherwise would be unable to attend BCLA continuing education events or the annual conference due to limited funds. Awards vary in amount depending on the individual's need and funding available.
Virginia Chisholm Memorial Award
Established in conjunction with the Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors in memory of Virginia Chisholm, this award is intended to offset BC Library Conference expenses by providing $250 for a student of the Langara College or University of the Fraser Valley Library Technician Programs. BCLA will contribute a basic conference registration.
- Recipient must be a first or second year full-time or part-time student at the Langara College or Univeristy of the Fraser Valley Library Technician programs.
- Recipient must submit a resume outlining demonstrated leadership ability, membership and contributions to associations, and a statement outlining their reasons for belonging to such associations.
- Recipient must agree to contribute to the conference as a volunteer, with specific duties to be assigned.
- Recipient must be a member of BCLA.
Academic Librarians in Public Service Award for Outstanding Service
Please note: this award is administered by the ALPS section of the British Columbia Library Association.
This award is presented to an academic public service librarian, or team of same, whose outstanding service has made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia. Nominees should be BCLA members (institutional or individual) and must be institutions located in British Columbia or individuals employed at institutions located in BC.
The award consists of a plaque. ALPS will also publicize the award winner in appropriate media and in a letter to the award winner's institution. For further details on the nomination process, and to download the nomination form, please see: http://www.bcla.bc.ca/ALPS/page/news/ezlist_item_fa126340-7348-4e9a-bac7-1d24c3ca15c3.aspx (deadline March 15, 2013).
Young Adult and Children’s Services Section Award
Please note: this award is administered by the YAACS section of the British Columbia Library Association.
Young Adult and Children’s Services Section has established a YAACS Award to recognize exceptional service in the area of children’s or teen librarianship in British Columbia. Newly established in 2012, the Young Adult and Children’s Services Award invites nominations of librarians, library technicians, teacher-librarians and others who have, as individuals or teams, demonstrated exceptional dedication in several areas - please see the YAACS announcement for full details: http://www.bcla.bc.ca/YAACS/page/news/ezlist_item_efd867fa-6b9b-43db-813f-50ade3c449cd.aspx
The award consists of a plaque. The Deadline is March 15, 2013.