Awards

The following awards & scholarships are given by KPLA at its annual spring conference.

KPLA Award and Scholarship Nominations are now open.

2017 Award Winners

  • James Harrison Outstanding Bookmobile/Outreach Services Award: Cathy Edwards
  • Margaret F. Willis Outstanding Community Library Service Award: Debra Lawson
  • Outstanding Public Library Service Award: Kay Morrow
  • “Miss Pickle” Outstanding Children’s Services Award: Susan Hampton
  • Richardson/Conway Outstanding Library Volunteer Award: Pauline Oliver
  • Public Library Advocacy Award: Representative John Yarmuth
  • Charlene Davis Excellence in Technology Award: Gary Collum

2016 Award Winners

Award Winners

Example Nomination Letters

2015 Award Winners
  • KPLA Conference Scholarship Award: Ashley Shelden, Lexington Public Library
  • James E. Gugeler Outstanding Library Trustee Award: Louise Canter, Kenton County Public Library
  • James Harrison Outstanding Bookmobile/Outreach Services Award: Susie Harper, Breckinridge County Public Library
  • Jim Nelson Continuing Education Graduate Scholarship: Melissa Wickelhaus, Pendleton County Public Library
  • Margaret F. Willis Outstanding Community Library Service Award:  Jama Watts, Marion County Public Library
  • “Miss Pickle” Outstanding Children’s Services Award:  Juliana Gaddis, Jessamine County Public Library
  • Public Relations and Marketing Award:  Heather Plunkett, Woodford County Public Library
  • Richardson/Conway Outstanding Library Volunteer Award: Ellie Caroland, Scott County Public Library
Canter Caroland Gaddis Harper Plunkett