AWARDS & HONORS

Citation of Merit
Conferred upon Wisconsin citizens who are neither librarians nor library trustees, who have made outstanding contributions to quality library services. This award may be given to a group of people or an individual. Deadline: September 4, 2020

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award
Presented to a Wisconsin author or illustrator with the most distinguished work in children’s and young adult literature by the Children's Book Awards Committee of the WLA Youth Services Section. The Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award is made possible by the Worzalla Publishing Company, Stevens Point, through a grant to the WLA Foundation.

Library of the Year Award
Presented to any type of Wisconsin library, library system or library network for distinguished achievement in service. The staff, library board or administering body, and the community or people served shall all be involved in the work for which recognition is sought. Deadline: September 4, 2020

Literary Awards
The Literary Awards Committee and the Children's Book Awards Committee select outstanding published works by Wisconsin-connected authors. The WLA Literary Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of the WLA Literary Award, Outstanding Books of the Year, and Notable Wisconsin Authors.The Children’s Book Award Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association’s Youth Services Section is responsible for the selection of the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, Outstanding Books of the Year, and Notable Wisconsin Authors/Illustrators. 

Muriel Fuller Award
Conferred upon a library professional or paraprofessional in recognition of outstanding accomplishments which have significantly improved and benefited library services. Deadline: September 4, 2020

Programming Innovation Award
Presented in recognition of programming leadership in providing innovative and excellent library programming in Wisconsin libraries. Nominated programs may be stand-alone programs, series, passive or cooperative. Programs for all age groups are eligible. Deadline: September 4, 2020

Special Service Award
Presented to a group of people or an individual for noteworthy achievement as evidenced by substantial activities and exceptional service to the library profession. The Wisconsin recipient or recipients shall have influence and reputation beyond the local community. Deadline: September 4, 2020

SSCS Paralibrarian Award
The Wisconsin Library Association’s Support Staff and Circulation Services (SSCS) Paralibrarian of the Year Award recognizes the essential role of paralibrarians, including all library support staff who do not currently have an MLIS, in providing excellent library service in Wisconsin. This award places special emphasis on efforts to further the role of paralibrarians and library support staff in the library profession.

Trustee of the Year Award
Conferred upon an outstanding Wisconsin library trustee. The trustee must be in actual service during all or part of the year in which he or she is honored. Deadline: September 4, 2020

WLA/DEMCO Librarian of the Year Award
In recognition of a librarian's outstanding leadership and accomplishment in library service. The librarian must be currently employed, at the time of selection, in any field of librarianship in Wisconsin and must be a current member of the WLA. Deadline: September 4, 2020

WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award
Administered by the WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award Committee, with funding from TeachingBooks.net and the Center for Information Policy Research and the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Recognizes the contribution of an individual or group who has actively promoted intellectual freedom in Wisconsin.


WHO AWARDS WHAT?

Awards & Honors Committee

Citation of Merit
Library of the Year Award
The Muriel Fuller Award
Programming Innovation Award
Trustee of the Year Award

Special Service Award
WLA/DEMCO Librarian of the Year Award

Children's Book Awards Committee

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award
Outstanding Achievement
Notable Wisconsin Children’s Authors/Illustrators

Literary Awards Committee

Literary Award
Outstanding Achievement
Notable Wisconsin Author

Support Staff & Circulation Services Section

SSCS Paralibrarian Award

WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award Committee

WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award