Seeking Nominations for Reaching Forward Awards

Feb 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Upcoming Events

LACONI MEMBERS:  Here is your opportunity to nominate one of your staff or co-workers who are support staff for the Oberman Rich Award or the Robert P. Doyle Award.  The award winners will be given recognition at Reaching Forward on May 4, 2012.  Anyone submitting a nomination will be entered into a drawing to win a paid registration to Reaching Forward.

The Oberman Rich award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated personal and professional growth to advance themselves to a position of leadership within their own library, library system, the Illinois Library Association, or the library community at large. This individual has made a significant impact on the support staff working in Illinois libraries. The nominee must be a support staff member working in any type of library without an advanced degree in library science. The recipient(s) will receive free registration to the current year Reaching Forward Conference, an overnight stay at the Reaching Forward conference hotel, $50 for expenses, and a framed certificate. Oberman-RichNominationForm

The winner of the Robert P. Doyle Award will win a one-year ILA membership , full registration to ILA conference as well as $800 in expenses.  This award is open to all support staff working in all types of libraries. Please submit a letter of one page or less in length that explains “Why I (or my nominee) would like to attend the ILA Annual Conference and how it would affect my (or his/her) personal and professional growth.”  RobertDoyleNominationForm

Nomination deadline is March 31, 2012.

Please send e-mail letters of recommendation to Maureen Dunne at

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