2020 VLA Awards: Call For Nominations

The Virginia Library Association is now seeking nominations for our 2020 VLA Awards and our 2020 VLA Professional Associates Forum Awards. These awards will recognize contributions of library workers in Virginia during 2019. Please use the online submission form to submit your nominations by April 30. 

Questions? Contact Shaunna Hunter, Awards Committee Chair, at [email protected].

To view awards criteria and submission requirements, visit the VLA Awards webpage and VLA PAF Awards webpage.

Each nominee must meet the criteria for the award for which they are nominated. Nomination forms and accompanying documentation must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.

The VLA Annual Conference Scholarship & Awards Celebration will be on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at The Omni Homestead Resort. This year, we are pleased to be honoring winners of VLA Awards and VLA PAF Awards during the Celebration at The Homestead! Tickets will be on sale when conference registration opens. Each award winner will receive one complimentary ticket to the Scholarship and Awards Celebration.

Jennifer Brown was named the 2019 Librarian of the Year. Central Rappahannock Regional Library Youth Services won the Public Innovator Award for 2019.

Jennifer Brown, above left, won the Donna G. Cote Librarian of the Year award for 2019. Central Rappahannock Regional Library Youth Services, some of whom are pictured above right, won the Public Innovator Award for 2019. To see the full list of 2019 VLA Award winners, visit the 2019 VLA Award Winners webpage.