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Nominations for VLA Paraprofessional Forum Awards due May 1, 2012

The VLA Paraprofessional Forum invites you to nominate one of your colleagues or yourself to receive one of the three awards being given during the annual conference in May. The awards and descriptions of each one are listed below.

The Outstanding Paraprofessional Award  The Outstanding Paraprofessional Award was launched in 1996 as a means of recognizing excellence among the library paraprofessionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This award will be presented to a deserving Virginia paraprofessional at the VLAPF Spring Conference. It is presented annually to an individual who has been a member of VLA for at least one year and who demonstrates excellence in performance in his/her field of expertise. This individual should also be someone who fosters communication among library employees throughout the Commonwealth and advances and strengthens the image of paraprofessionals. You may nominate a colleague or yourself.

The entry should include: Name of the nominee Library where the nominee is associated Two-three paragraphs describing why the nominee deserves this award Additionally, the nomination may include a list of activities, programs and organization participation, recognitions or awards, innovative support staff development activities, or other noteworthy achievements in the workplace Name and library of the nominator

The VLA Paraprofessional Forum Award The VLA Paraprofessional Forum Award was established in 1995 through the generosity of Evelyn Kimball, a retired library paraprofessional who recognizes the value of support staff development. This award is meant to assist someone who is unable to acquire local funding to attend the conference. Awarded annually, it will provide full conference fees to a deserving paraprofessional.You may nominate a colleague or yourself.

The entry should include: Name of the nominee Library where the nominee is associated Two-three paragraphs describing why the nominee deserves this award Name and library of the nominator

The VLAPF Supporter of Paraprofessionals Award The VLAPF Supporter of the Year Award was established in 1996 as a means of recognizing an individual who has provided significant support to their staff and who has been a champion for library support staff in Virginia libraries. If you know someone who has been an advocate for continuing education programs and pay increases for their library support staff and who has encouraged their library staff to excel in the workplace, you are encouraged to nominate them to receive this award and recognition. You may nominate a supporter of paraprofessionals. The entry should include: Name of the nominee Library where the nominee is associated Two-three paragraphs describing why the nominee deserves this award Name and library of the nominator Nominations must be received by May 1, 2012.

Submit nominations for the VLAPF Supporter of Paraprofessionals Award to one of the co-chairs:

Susan Carroll
Paraprofessional Forum Co-Chair
Longwood University
Redford & Race Streets
Farmville, VA 23909
PH: 434-395-2873
carrollsk@longwood.edu
 
Deloris J. Thomas
Paraprofessional Forum Co-Chair
College of William & Mary
PO Box 8794
Williamsburg, VA 23187
PH: 757-221-3050
djthom@wm.edu

 

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