Upstart Innovation Award Jury

Charge

To select annually a recipient of the Upstart Innovation Award (formerly the Highsmith Library Innovation Award), which recognizes a public library's innovative and creative service program to the community. Any innovative, cutting-edge program, activity or service will be considered. Has your library developed a dynamic solution to a problem? Have you been able to reach a special population through a unique program? Has your special marketing campaign brought dramatic, measurable results? If so, you're eligible to apply.

Roster

Irmgarde B. Brown (Chair, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Dr. Tyrone Heath Cannon (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Bryan J. McCormick (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Sydney Leigh McCoy (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Wicky Sleight (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Reed W. Strege (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Julianna Kloeppel (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2012)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2011. Last retrieved on 11/23/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The Upstart Innovation Award Jury consists of members appointed from the membership at large serving 2 year terms and led by a chair.

Origin

Established at the request of the PLA Board.

Get Involved

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please read and fill out the online volunteer form.

  • Volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Appointments are made by the PLA President and President-Elect, primarily in the spring.
  • Volunteers must be members of ALA and PLA.

Staff Liaison

Julianna Kloeppel
Program Coordinator
312-280-5026
jkloeppel@ala.org