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Annual Meeting Awards

At the RCLS 30th Legislative Breakfast and 58th Annual Meeting on Friday, September 15, 2017, the Ramapo Catskill Library System will be presenting three annual awards:

  • The Member Library Adult Program of the Year Award winner will receive a plaque and a check for $500 for any adult library program created and presented during all or part of the period between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  • The winner of the Member Library Youth Program of the Year Award will receive a plaque and a check for $500 for any children’s, teens’ or family library program created and presented during all or part of the period between January 1 and December 31, 2016.  Note: The guidelines for this category have been changed to include family programs.
  • The Anthony J. Knipp Library Trustee Award winner will receive a plaque. A check for $250 will be sent to the library of his/her choosing. The trustee must have been a trustee of a RCLS member library during all or part of the period between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

Nominations for all three awards must be submitted by mail or delivery no later than Friday, May 19, to the Awards Committee c/o RCLS.  Nominations submitted after that date will not be accepted.  Again this year, the RCLS 2017 Annual Award Application Summary Cover Sheet needs to be completed and enclosed with the nomination.  This sheet will aid the committee in evaluating the nominations for programs. The 2016 program winners are not eligible for nomination in 2017.  If you have any questions, contact Ruth Daubenspeck at RCLS (ruth@rcls.org or at extension 222).

Detailed guidelines for the three awards are available by clicking on the award names above.  The Annual Meeting and Awards Committee looks forward to reviewing a variety of nominations from our member libraries.nations for all three awards must be submitted no later than Friday, July 25, 2014 to the Awards