PLA now accepting nominations for nine service awards and grants

For Immediate Release
Mon, 09/10/2012


Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024

CHICAGO — Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an honorarium; please visit the website for details on each award and nominate your colleague or library through Dec. 1, 2012.

The awards include:

The PLA Award Nomination Form is open from Sept. 1, 2012 until Dec. 1, 2012. An award jury appointed by the PLA President will review each nomination. Winners will be announced in February 2013. Awards will be presented at ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago.  For more information, contact the PLA office, (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA or by email

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve, and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.