RILA Awards of Recognition
Outstanding Librarian Award
This award honors the career accomplishments of a librarian who has demonstrated an outstanding record of service to both his/her library and to the library profession, within the past year. The nominee must be a member of the Rhode Island Library Association. Guidelines for nomination include:
Outstanding Library Paraprofessional Award
This purpose of this award is to recognize a library staff member in a non-degreed support position who has made a significant contribution to the library work environment and/or libraries in Rhode Island. The nominee must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas:
Trustee of the Year Award
Any trustee of any library who has served on his/her board for at least three years is eligible for this award. These are suggested guidelines, but by no means the only ones, upon which a nomination may be made:
Meritorious Friend(s) of the Library
This award is conferred upon citizens who are neither librarians nor library trustees who have made outstanding contributions to quality library service. This award may be given to an individual or group.
This award is conferred on an intermittent basis to an individual who most successfully advances the cause of libraries on a local, regional, or statewide basis through work to support libraries and library awareness.
How to Submit
Awards are presented each year at the Association's Annual Conference. The RILA Executive Board will determine award recipients based on letters of recommendation. 2023 nominations are due by Friday, March 31, 2023 and all letters and supporting materials should be submitted using this online submission form. For questions, contact Julie Holden, Nominating Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past RILA Award Winners