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Annual Meeting Awards

At the RCLS 31st Legislative Breakfast and 59th Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14, 2018, 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, 2017.
  • 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, 2017.  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, 2017.

Nominations for all three awards must be submitted by mail or delivery no later than Friday, June 15, to the Awards Committee c/o RCLS.  Nominations submitted after that date will not be accepted.  Again this year, the RCLS 2018 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 2017 program winners are not eligible for nomination in 2018.  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.

Please Note:  The RCLS Board has approved increasing the number of Annual Meeting Awards for 2019 from three to four and to retitle the Youth Program Award as Children's Program Award (from birth to age 11) and add Young Adult Program Award (ages 12-19).  These awards will be based on programs held during 2018.