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Annual Meeting Awards

At the RCLS 32nd Legislative Breakfast and 60th Annual Meeting on Friday, September 13, 2019, the Ramapo Catskill Library System will be presenting the following four annual awards:

  • The Member Library Adult Program of the Year Award will recognize an outstanding library program created and presented for adults during all or part of the previous year (i.e. between January 1 and December 31, 2018).  A certificate and a check for $500 will be presented to the member library chosen for the award.

Please note:  the RCLS Board voted to increase the number of Annual Meeting Awards for 2019 from three to four by separating the former Youth Program Award into two distinct age-bracket categories as follows:

  • The Member Library Young Adult Program of the Year Award will recognize an outstanding young adult library program created and presented for youth ages 12 through 19 during all or part of the previous year (i.e. between January 1 and December 31, 2018).  A certificate and a check for $500 will be presented to the member library chosen for the award.
  • The new Randall Enos Member Library Children's Program of the Year Award will recognize an outstanding library program created and presented for children from birth through age 11 or families during all or part of the previous year (i.e. between January 1 and December 31, 2018).  A certificate and a check for $500 will be presented to the member library chosen for the award.
  • The Anthony J. Knipp Library Trustee Award will honor a trustee who has been nominated for his/her excellent service to a member library.  The recipient must have been a trustee of an RCLS member library during all or part of the previous year (i.e. between January 1 and December 31, 2018). The recipient will receive a plaque.  A check for $250 will be sent to the library of his/her choosing.

Nominations for all four awards must be submitted by delivery, in person, e-mail (ruth@rcls.org) or regular mail no later than Friday, June 14, 2019 to the Awards Committee c/o RCLS.  Nominations submitted after that date will not be accepted.  To aid the committee in evaluating the submissions for the program awards, the RCLS 2019 Annual Award Application Summary Cover Sheet must be included with the nomination for the program awards only (not the trustee award).  Member libraries which won awards for 2018 are not eligible for 2019 awards in the same category.  If you have any questions, contact Ruth Daubenspeck at RCLS (ruth@rcls.org or at extension 222).

Detailed guidelines for the four awards and the Annual Award Application Summary Cover Sheets for the three program awards are available by clicking on the award name links above.  The Annual Meeting and Awards Committee looks forward to reviewing a variety of nominations from our member libraries.