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Call for Nominations: ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award (Deadline Feb. 1)

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Does your library have exciting, innovative ways to train your patrons about information technology?

The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.
The annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement. All types of libraries are welcome to apply!

The 2017 award winner was the Muncie Public Library for their innovative “Digital Climbers” program that motivates and inspires children ages eight and up to experiment with technology and master skills that contribute to learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

ALA is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Library of the Future
Award: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/213/apply. The online application is to be submitted to ALA by February 1, 2018. For additional information, contact Rene Erlandson, Award Jury Chair, rene.erlandson@gmail.com or Cheryl Malden, ALA Governance Office, cmalden@ala.org.

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