Deadline: May 15, 2019
Given to recognize efforts by libraries who meet the needs of their staff in the areas of continuing education, wellness, positive work environment, unions, salaries, gender equity, pay equity initiatives, and other activities designed to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers.
Libraries must be nominated by an ALA member. To nominate a library initiative/effort, nominators must complete and submit the online nomination form. Distinct efforts by a library, consortia or organization may be nominated separately in the same year. However, it is unlikely that the citation will be awarded for more than one of the initiatives.
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
The recipient should have designed and implemented an effort to benefit their library staff in the areas of continuing education, wellness, positive work environment, unions, salaries, gender equity, pay equity initiatives, and other activities designed to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers within the last three (3) years.
The effort(s) must have greatly improved existing work conditions for library workers.
The effort(s) must demonstrate a strong likelihood of sustainability and have potential to serve as a model for other libraries.
The effort(s) must be current, that is, it must be in operation during the year that the Citation is awarded.
Citation Awarding Process
The first year, individuals submitting nominations along with the winning library will be notified by May 30, 2019 regarding the decision of the ALA-APA Advisory Citation Committee on ALA Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace. Subsequently, nominated libraries will be notified on March 1st of the year nominated.
An invitation letter to attend the ALA President's Program and accept the citation will be issued to the successful nomination by the ALA-APA.
The successful nomination will receive a framed citation from the current ALA-APA President at the President's Program during the ALA Annual Conference. The Citation will be announced in various ways including through an announcement on the ALA-APA website and shared with ALA’s Communications and Marketing Office.
Funding to attend the ALA Conference is not provided, nor is there a financial award with the Citation. However, recipients requiring assistance with letters of invitation or other documents related to conference attendance should contact the ALA-APA Office.
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