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WALE Outstanding Employee of the Year Award

Please solicit your institution’s library staff, board members and volunteers for suggestions as to who they think should be nominated for WLA’s prestigious awards.  The winner will receive recognition at the annual conference.  

  • Nominee is a member of WLA and WALE Interest Group
  • Nominee is a library employee who demonstrates significant contributions or accomplishments in the library field.
  • Nominee must have been active within WALE, working on a committee or providing leadership in some other capacity.
  • Examples:
    • An innovative project or activity for a specific library in Washington or a support staff organization.
    • An innovative project or activity (for example:  creator of a specialized database or service which can be used by library staff)
  • Projects and activities should directly involve support staff working in libraries or information centers.
  • Projects and activities will be judged according to the degree by which the status and work of support staff are improved or enhanced within the library profession.
  • Nominations will be solicited and accepted from WALE and Washington Library Association members.
  • It is not mandatory that the award be given annually.
  • Nominations will be kept on file/considered for two consecutive years.

2013 WALE Award Nomination Form