Library seeks nominations for advocate award


In an effort to recognize outstanding and deserving community members who demonstrate a commitment to further library services, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is seeking nominations for its 2013 Community Advocate Award.

The award, which is presented to an individual or group of people, will be announced during the library’s Annual Public Meeting in the Spring.

Nomination forms may be downloaded at and returned to any Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location or sent electronically through the library website by March 1. Each nomination will be reviewed by a committee of Library service staff and management for the following candidate criteria:

· Belief in the importance of free and equitable access to information in a democratic society.

· Belief that libraries and librarians are vital to the economic, social and educational fabric of the community.

· Ability to act as an ambassador in the community; serving as the eyes and ears of the library, as well as its voice.

The award was created as a way for library board and staff to recognize the outstanding library advocacy efforts of community members. Prior years’ winners include Karen Derzic, president of the Friends of CLP-Woods Run and secretary of CLP-Friends Council (2012) and Supporters of the Our Library, Our Future voter initiative (2011).


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