Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee
2014-15 Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Winner
The New Members Round Table ( NMRT) and the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee wish to congratulate Kai Alexis Smith. She will receive $1000 to attend the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Purpose of the award
The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented annually in honor of Shirley Olofson, a well-respected former NMRT President, who died during her term in office. The award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference, is presented in the form of a check for $1,000 during the Annual Conference.
Award and award criteria
Applicants must be members of ALA and NMRT, participate actively in the library profession, show promise or activity in the area of professional development, have valid financial need, and have not attended more than five ALA Annual Conferences.
All ALA NMRT members who are not currently serving on the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee and have attended fewer than five ALA Annual Conferences are encouraged to apply.
To submit an entry
The Award Committee will review the entries and select the winners based on their applications.
All applications will be acknowledged. The winner will be notified by email no later than March 31, 2016, so that the winner may attend the ALA Annual Conference.
Jennifer Stout, Chair
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