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Award to a New Hampshire Librarian or Staff Member to
Recognize Significant Contributions to Library Services

Reference and Adult Services Section (READS) Award of Excellence

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New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) - Reference and Adult Services Section (READS)

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Award to a New Hampshire librarian or support staff member for exceptional contributions to library services. The award is intended to recognize an individual who is currently working at any type of library in the state (i.e., public, academic, school, hospital, correctional, corporate, etc.), and who has been instrumental in improving library services for adults.

Examples of service include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing or improving technical services, outreach services, support services, facilities, or library education to an underserved area or population
  • Providing access to information not previously available
  • Providing service beyond own institution (i.e. impact or benefit to other libraries, benefit to local community, model for other libraries of similar size)
  • Overcoming limitations of resources (staff, time, funds)
  • Promoting library services through exemplary performance that is recognized by the public served
  • Delivering improved library and information services through creative application of technology
  • Improving public understanding of library and information services
  • Creating original work (regardless of the medium used) which contributes to the improvement of library and information services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173217

Number of Grants:

Only one award shall be presented annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The recipient shall receive a free NHLA/READS membership for the following year. If the recipient is already a member, READS will pay for a membership renewal.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Criteria for Recipient:
- Currently employed in a New Hampshire library
- Nominee may be a librarian or library support staff member
- Nominee may work in an academic, public, school media center, hospital, correctional, corporate or other special library or information center setting
- Nomination shall describe nominee’s professional performance as a NH library employee
- Individuals may only receive the award once
- Current READS Board members are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Nomination Deadline: June 30, 2022

The READS Award Selection Committee shall review the candidates and select a winner prior to the READS annual fall program. Announcement shall be made at that program.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online nomination form:

New Hampshire Library Association
c/o New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301-6314

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire

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