Western Library System Award Nomination

(You may nominate yourself or someone else)

I would like to nominate____________________________________________ for the following award:

____________WLS Advocacy Award

____________WLS Distinguished Leadership Award

Position: ____________________________________________________________________

Name of Library:______________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________ State: _______ Zip: ________ Phone: ______________

Years of library-related services: _________________________________________________

Name of person making the nomination: ___________________________________________

Name of Library: ______________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________ State__________ Zip_________ Phone: ______________

Attach two letters of recommendation stating why this person deserves the award:

The Advocacy Award is for someone that gives outstanding support and promotion of the library, its services and programs, and it is intended for a library board member, volunteer or another person who is or is not employed in a library.

The Distinguished Leadership Award is for a library employee in a management position who has shown initiative and contributions in their library position/profession.

The nomination form and letters of recommendation are due Friday July 10, 2015.

Awards will be announced at the WLS Annual Meeting in July, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Michele Parks email: ptparks@allophone.com; #308-635-0838.

Send completed form and letters to:

Western Library System 115 Railway St. # C-114 Scottsbluff, NE 69361


Western Library System Scholarship Application

The Western Library System has established a scholarship fund to facilitate the professional development of librarians within the system.  Librarians, Media Specialists, and those connected with member agencies within the System may use these monies for attendance at professional meetings, classes, workshops, or other beneficial academic activities. Provisions of the Scholarship include:

  1. 1. Each applicant must submit an application letter and form any time prior to or up to two weeks after the event for which the scholarship is intended.                 2. The Scholarship Committee will review each application received.                    3. The Scholarship Committee has the right to adjust the amount requested depending on the budget and the number of applications received during the fiscal year.                                                                                                                         4.  Scholarships will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.                    5.  Priority will be given to events within the state.                                                   6.  Individual applicants will be limited to requesting scholarships once in a three-year period.                                                                                                             7.  Budget, event, amount requested, and the number of applicants will dictate approval or denial of the scholarship requests. More than one scholarship request from the same library agency during a two-year period will need to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.                                                                    8.  Scholarship recipients are requested to provide a brief article about the event attended for the System newsletter as a form of resource sharing within one month of completion of the activity. The article is submitted to the WLS office.

Scholarship Committee-Western Library System, 115 Railway Street, Scottsbluff, NE  69361 _________________________________________________________________________ Western Library System  Scholarship Application



Complete Address:______________________________________________________


Scholarship Activity:______________________________________________________

Requested Amount:______________________________________________________

Please describe the activity, why you want to attend this activity, and how it will contribute to your  professional growth. Be as specific as possible with the date,location, and function of the activity.



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