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IMLS Calls for 2007 National Award for Library Service


IMLS Calls for 2007 National Award for Library Service
Application Deadline: February 15, 2007

Washington, DC — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting nominations for the agency’s 2007 National Award for Library Service. The deadline is February 15, 2007.

This award is the highest honor the nation confers on libraries for their outstanding contribution to America’s communities. Selected libraries demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach and core programs generally associated with their services. The award includes a prize of $10,000 to each recipient and an awards ceremony to be held in Washington, DC.

The main qualification for selection is community service, as demonstrated by the library’s ongoing commitment, at every level, to its community. Nominations should describe the library’s goal in serving its community, the population served, how the community works together to achieve the goal, the outcome of this effort during the past two to three years, and projections for future efforts.

The National Museum and Library Services Board reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the IMLS Director, who makes the final selection.

More information and a link to the nomination form are at

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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