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Outstanding Services to Libraries

Honoring an individual or organization for outstanding lay advocacy.

The Texas Library Association Outstanding Services to Libraries Award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates outstanding advocacy and support for libraries. The award recognizes advancement of library services, development and promotion of sound library policies and standards, successful advocacy to the community, significant contribution to the promotion of library legislation, and active participation in TLA.

The late Teri Lesesne was the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Services Award. She was a Professor of Library Science at Sam Houston State University.

Any TLA member may nominate a deserving individual or organization for consideration. Nominations open September 15 and close January 15. All nominations must be submitted through the online form.

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Once the nomination is submitted, you will receive a password that allows you to add to, or edit your nomination materials. You will also receive a separate password to provide to people submitting any letters of reference.

Contact Christy Reynolds at TLA if you have any questions or need assistance.

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