Annual Awards

Is there a trustee on your Board or someone associated with your library whose service and commitment is truly "above and beyond"? Do you know a trustee who has made a real difference to library services in your region or at the provincial level? BCLTA is currently accepting applications for three awards for outstanding library trustees and library supporters. Deadline for annual nominations is April 13.

2017 awards nomination form (pdf) »

NANCY BENNETT MERIT AWARD

This award recognizes a trustee who has contributed to library service provincially or regionally. Given to a trustee who has been active within the past two years, the Nancy Bennett Merit Award is presented at the BCLTA annual conference. It is named for Nancy Bennett, who served as a trustee on the Coquitlam Public Library Board from September 1983 until her sudden passing on January 10, 1988. Nancy also served on the BCLTA board in the early 1980s. (Trustees currently serving on the BCLTA Board are not eligible for this award.)

SUPER TRUSTEE AWARD

The Super Trustee awards recognize trustees who have made a major contribution to their libraries. These awards are presented at the BCLTA annual conference or at a presentation arranged by the trustee’s library.

BCLTA LIBRARY ADVOCATE AWARD

Many individuals and organizations contribute in many ways to BC's public libraries. Nominees may be employees, volunteers, philanthropists, corporations or individuals (excluding library trustees) who have made a major contribution to the improvement of libraries in BC. This award is presented at the BCLTA annual conference or at a presentation at the local library.