AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award seeks jury nominations

Contact: Fred Reuland


LAMA


312-280-5032


freuland@ala.org

For Immediate Release


February 6, 2006

AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award seeks jury nominations

CHICAGO - The Building and Equipment Section (BES) Library Building Awards Committee of The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) is seeking nominations and applications for jurors for the 2007 Library Buildings Award competition. Jointly sponsored by American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the biennial awards recognize distinguished accomplishments in library architecture by American architects.

The jury consists of three librarians selected by ALA and three architects selected by AIA. The LAMA BES Library Building Award Committee will review applications, and the LAMA President will make the official appointments to the jury by May 1, 2006. Judging will take place in January 2007, at the AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Applicants must be members of ALA and LAMA. Applicants should also be aware that projects presented in the jurying process are disqualified from consideration if any of the jurors served as a consultant or architect for the project, or is in any way affiliated with the project. Selected jurors will provide their own transportation and lodging for the judging.

Prospective jurors may obtain application forms from Lorraine Olley, Executive Director, LAMA, email

lolley@ala.org,
phone 1-800-545-2433 x5036. Or send a written request to LAMA BES Library Building Awards Jury, ALA/LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; fax 312-280-5033. Applications must be returned by March 31, 2006; electronic submission is preferred.

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www.ala.org/lama
), a division of ALA, encourages and nurtures current and future leaders, and develops and promotes outstanding leadership and management practices.