Applications for United for Libraries Trustee awards due Dec. 31

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/13/2012

Contact:

Jillian Kalonick
Marketing / Public Relations
United for Libraries (United)
800-545-2433 ext.2160
jkalonick@ala.org

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant.  Applications for both awards are due Dec. 31, 2012.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, symbolizes and honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. It is presented during the Opening General Session of the ALA Annual Conference. Trustee service may have been performed on the local, state, regional or national level or at a combination of levels. Equal consideration is given to trustees of libraries of all sizes.

The United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant enables public library trustees to attend the ALA Annual Conference. A grant of $850 plus full conference registration is awarded annually to a public library trustee who has demonstrated service to their public library. The Conference Grant, made possible by an annual gift from Gale Cengage Learning, is administered by United for Libraries. The winner will be notified by late March of the Annual Conference year.

To apply for the ALA Trustee Citation or the United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant, visit www.ala.org/united/grants_awards/trustees. Past winners may also be found on the website. Applicants who have questions can email united@ala.org.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.

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