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Delaware Library Association (DLA) Awards and Citations

Awards to Delaware Individuals and Institutions
for Contributions to Libraries and Lifelong Learning

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Awards to Delaware individuals and institutions for outstanding contributions to the library field, supporting library activities and programs, encouraging lifelong learning and serving library patrons and the community. Awardees can be library employees, trustees, community members, or libraries and institutions.

Community Partnership Award

Nominees recognize the synergies of the DLA’s missions and actively explore innovative ways to broaden and deepen our mutual service to Delawareans, integrate in community lifelong learning and empowerment through classes/workshops and events in public libraries throughout the state, and share our Delaware libraries’ values of sharing resources and events through collaborative efforts and partnerships.

Delaware Library Association Citation

This award is open to any library staff member in Delaware, who is active in supporting library activities and interests by service to the Delaware Library Association in any capacity. This individual should be singled out because of continued service in elected or appointed positions on the Executive Board, advisory committees, standing committees, and ad hoc committees which serve the Delaware Library Association. 

Distinguished Librarian Citation

This award is to be given for extraordinary library information or media services in a given year.

Distinguished Service Citation

This citation is given to any person, except staff and trustees currently employed in any library in the state of Delaware. This individual must have been active in supporting library development and services in the state. This citation would be intended for the individual who, over a period of years, has shown strong support of libraries but who is not professionally engaged in library work.

Library or Institutional Award

This award is to be given to the library or institution which has shown outstanding merit in serving its patrons and community by unusual programs or activities.

Life Member

Members who have retired from active library work and are elected by the Executive Board. Names of DLA members, who have retired from active library work, may be submitted to the Executive Board of the Association for consideration for the appointment of Life Member in DLA. These individuals must have contributed to librarianship or a closely related field in the state of Delaware. Their contribution or achievement in the field should be significant.

Trustee Citation

This citation to be given to a library trustee who has contributed significantly to the development, support, and appreciation of a local library, regardless of the size of the institution.

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GrantWatch ID#: 175052

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awardees can be library employees, trustees, community members, or libraries and institutions. See the individual descriptions of each award above for specific requirements.

Pre-Application Information:

The closing date for nominations for the 2020 DLA Awards & Citations is 1/31/20. Awards will be announced in Feb/Mar.

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

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For questions, contact:
Katie McDonough
katie.mcdonough AT

Delaware Library Association
c/o Delaware Division of Libraries
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N.
Dover DE, 19901

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