ASCLA/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award
A $1,000 award and certificate for a library organization that has provided services for people with disabilities. The award recognizes an innovative and well-organized project which successfully developed or expanded services for people with disabilities. The award can be for a specific service(s) program or for a library that has made their total services more accessible through changing physical and/or attitudinal barriers. Original funding for this award was provided by Aetna U. S. Healthcare beginning in 2000 through the National Organization on Disability. Keystone Systems assumed sponsorship of the award in 2004.
The nomination form is available in both PDF and Word document formats. The deadline for 2014 award nominations is February 1, 2014.
2013 No award presented
2011 Queens Library Mail-A-Book Program with interactive programming for the homebound ( view video)
2010 Resource Library of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) for its project Disability Etiquette Infusion Units: Changing Attitudinal Barriers at University of Wyoming
2009 Margaret Kolaya, director, Scotch Plains Public Library (NJ) and Daniel Weiss, director, Fanwood Memorial Library (NJ) for Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected
2008 Antioch Public Library, Antioch, CA for Wednesday Club
2007 The Braille Institute of Library Services, Los Angeles, for its Telephone Reader Program
2006 The Skokie Public Library, Youth Services Department, partnered with the Niles Township District of Special Education, for itsYouth Services Special Needs Advisory Council
2005 Johnson County Library, Shawnee Mission (KS) for its Literature for the Learning Disabled Adult program
2004 The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, University of Toledo
2003 The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC, for The Virtual Village Communication Center
2002 The Dunellen Public Library, Dunellen, NJ for Our Doors Are Open: Making the Disabled Welcome
2001 The Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH
1999 The Disabilities Resources Incorporated, Bellport, NY