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Awards and Honors - Chair - Job Description

Title: Chair, Awards and Honors Committee

Vision: To select the most deserving candidates for annual Montana Library Association awards

Job Description:

  • Review nominations and letter of support for awards sent in by members.
  • Review and forward nominations and letters of support to Awards and Honors Committee
  • Select award winners from nominations
  • Advise MLA Board of award winners selected and get Board approval
  • Work with MLA Conference Planners to plan annual awards ceremony
  • Contact award winners and relay information concerning awards ceremony
  • Arrange presenters for awards ceremony
  • Coordinate purchase and construction of awards
  • Plan awards ceremony and present awards
  • Revise and restructure applications as needed
  • Submit annual report to Board


June: Begin new MLA year
June: Attend Leadership Retreat and Summer Board meeting
July: Renew dues and contact committee members to renew
August: With President’s help fill any committee vacancy positions
September: Write article for October FOCUS announcing awards and honors criteria
October: Contact Executive Director concerning unpaid committee members
October: Attend the Fall Board meeting
November: Announce in December FOCUS Awards and Honors standards
December: Announce on Wired the opportunity to nominate MLA Awards
January: Close Awards period and send all relevant information to committee members
February: Select Award winners and relay information to MLA Executive Board for approval
March: Plan awards ceremony, design awards program, select awards presenters, co-ordinate completion of award plaques
April: MC Awards Ceremony and present awards
May: Write article for FOCUS with award winners, pictures of award ceremony
May: Submit yearly report to MLA Board

Updated January 2018

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