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WVLC Announces New Awards


​​The West Virginia Library Commission is proud to announce the establishment of two new, annual awards – Library Champions and Librarian of the Year.  Both awards are designed to honor librarians and others who have significantly promoted and supported the state's library community. 

The Library Champions award is designed to recognize individuals, such as Trustees, local officials, volunteers, and patrons, who have made exceptional contributions to Public Libraries in West Virginia in the past year.  Up to 5 nominees will be selected to receive the award.  Employees of libraries and current state and federal elected officials are not eligible for nomination.

Librarian of the Year will honor a single employee of a Public Library for his or her contributions to the library community in 2017.  To be considered for this award, the nominee must be a current employee of a West Virginia Public Library.

Both awards will be presented on February 5, 2018 during the WVLA Library Day Reception at the Culture Center.  You can make nominations to both by completing the attached Library Champions Nomination Form and the Librarian of the Year Nomination Form.

We encourage you to consider nominations carefully and help us recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to public libraries in 2017.  Please return nominations to Stan Howell at

Email submission is preferred but you may also fax (304-558-2044) or surface mail nomination.

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