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Nominations sought for CLP 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 2014 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 on March 31.

Nominations may be submitted electronically at A downloadable form also is available and can be returned to any Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location by March 1.

Nominations are reviewed by a committee of library staff and board members 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 library’s Community Advocate Award was created as a way for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees and staff to recognize the outstanding library advocacy efforts of community members. Prior years’ winners include brothers Nicholas Suarez and Louis Suarez (2013); 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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