Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Paraprofessional Section accepting nominations for Para of the Year

The Paraprofessional Section of the Nebraska Library Association (NLA) accepts nominations for the Paraprofessional of the Year Award each year. This award is given annually to a paraprofessional who must be a member of the Paraprofessional Section of NLA and who has demonstrated outstanding service in a library setting.

The recipient will be selected on the basis of all of the following criteria:

1. Innovative programs that the nominee has worked with which have resulted in new or improved library services.
2. Exceptional volunteer work in library service or related field.
3. Exceptional use of library resources, local or otherwise.
4. Significant involvement or leadership in NLA Paraprofessional Section (i.e., holding office, member of a committee, or workshop or conference presentation).

The Paraprofessional of the Year may receive:

1. A one year paid membership to NLA, in the Paraprofessional Section.
2. Fifty dollars.

Nomination forms can be found at http://www.nebraskalibraries.org/PARA/paranomform.html.

Nominations are due on July 31, 2011.

Send form to:

Jennifer Wrampe
Paraprofessional Publicity/Citations Chair
Nebraska Library Commission
1200 N St, Ste 120
Lincoln, NE 68508
800-307-2665 (NE only)
402-471-2083 (fax)