Outstanding Service

Purpose

To recognize the contribution of an administrator whose career has exemplified a combination of excellence in local service with promotion of libraries on a regional or broader basis.

   

Criteria

  • Nominee must be a member of the Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA) of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA);
  • Nominee may be active in any facet of public library service, combining excellence in local service with the promotion of libraries on a regional or broader basis;
  • Nominations must include narratives of nominees’ accomplishments in the area of public relations, community involvement as a library representative, achievements and innovations in service/operations, cooperation and networking with other professions.  Service must have regional or statewide impact on library services.

Rules

  • Nominations may be made by anyone in the library field (staff, trustees, Friends).
  • Nominations should be concise, responding to the criteria above.  Submit no more than two pages of narrative, with no more than three pages of supportive material (newspaper clippings, photos, etc.)
  • The information and the quality of the application shall be the sole basis of selection.  Any application not meeting the criteria above will be disqualified.
  • The KPLA Awards Committee will make the selection based on the above criteria.
  • The KPLA Awards  Committee may choose to make no award in any given year if the quality of the nominations is not determined to be satisfactory.
  • All nominations must be signed.  No anonymous nominations will be considered.

Award Winners

  • 2014 – Dave Schroeder (Kenton CPL)
  • 2013 – Lori Acton (posthumously), (Laurel CPL)
  • 2012 – Terry Manuel (KDLA)
  • 2011 – Lisa Rice (Warren CPL)
  • 2010 – Debra Oberhausen (Louisville Free PL)
  • 2009  – Wayne Onkst (KDLA)
  • 2008  – Jarrett Boyd
  • 2007  – Charlene Davis
  • 2006  – Judith Gibbons
  • 2005  – Randy Matlow
  • 2004  – Marie Liang
  • 2003  – Lisa Wigley
  • 2002  – Susan Lawrence
  • 2001  – Nelda Moore
  • 2000  – Carol Baughman
  • 1999  – Linda Kompanik
  • 1998  – NONE
  • 1997  – Harriett Henderson
  • 1996  – Lucinda A. Brown & Linda Stith
  • 1995  – NONE
  • 1994  – NONE
  • 1993  – Ellen Hellerd
  • 1992  – Phil Carrico
  • 1991  – NONE
  • 1990  – NONE
  • 1989 – Dalarna Breetz
  • 1988 – Betty Daniels
  • 1987  – Jewell Thomas
  • 1986  – Evelyn Richardson
  • 1985  – NONE
  • 1984  – Veronica Hill
  • 1983  – Karl Benson
  • 1982  – Beverly Bury Schneider
  • 1981  – Dorothy Griffin
  • 1980  – Judith Burdine
  • 1979  – Anne Rogers
  • 1978  – Patricia Patton
  • 1977  – NONE
  • 1976  – Frances C. Beverly
  • 1975  – Mary Powell Phelps
  • 1974  – NONE
  • 1973  – Ann C. McWilliams
  • 1972  – Mary Wilson Eldred