Do you know someone who is just starting out in their library career but is already making waves? Or maybe you know a library veteran who is always there to help you out and give advice. The New Members Round Table is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award and the 2014 Houchen Bindery Mentor of the Year Award, so make sure those awesome individuals are being recognized for all that they do. Also be sure to check out the list of past winners on our Awards page.
Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award
The Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award is a cash prize sponsored by Houchen Bindery LTD. It is awarded to a beginning librarian or media specialist who has made significant contributions to library and/or media services in the early stages of his/her career. If you know a new professional who has: created innovative programs or services which improved library service in Nebraska, made exceptional use of local, state, or national library resources including special grants, made significant contributions toward the betterment of library and community relations, and been active in professional library organizations on a local, state or national level, then nominate that person for the Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award.
Houchen Bindery Mentor of the Year Award
The Houchen Bindery Mentor of the Year Award goes to an individual who has aided significantly in the professional development of librarians, media specialists or library staff, and, by example, has influenced their careers. Thanks to the generosity of the Houchen Bindery, the award also comes with a $150 cash prize as of 2007. If you know someone who has: had extraordinary influence on the professional development of one or more junior staff members, encouraged involvement of staff in professional endeavors, provided strong leadership, and set a good example of professional involvement, then you know someone who deserves the Mentor of the Year Award.
Nominations must be received by September 1, 2014.
Please download the PDF, fill it out, save it, and email it along with supporting documentation to:
NMRT Awards Chair