Award Nominations Due May 15, 2014

March 25, 2014

Spotlighting Two Awards 

DEMCO Library Innovative Award  

This award recognizes a library's achievement in planning and implementing an innovative or creative program or service, which has had measurable impact on its users. The purpose of this award is to encourage innovation by highlighting the overall activities of a library (including staff, administration, governance, and volunteers) in successfully marshaling its resources to benefit its users.


Deborah Dowley Preiser Award

This award recognizes a library employee's excellent work in public relations and adult programming over a period of several years. The person achievements so honored should reflect the importance of publicity and adult programming as central to the role of the library as a community center and to the library as place.


Nominations for all ILA Awards are due May 15, 2014. Nominating someone for an ILA Award has never been easier! Submit your nomination form and all supporting documentation via the ILA Web site.  No service should go unrecognized, so toot your own horn or tell us who you think is the best!


If you have any questions about the ILA Awards, please contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896, or

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