Awards Applications

The Kentucky Library Association and its Sections and Roundtables believe deeply in the importance of recognizing contributions to the library profession and libraries.  To submit a nomination, please download the cover sheet here (.doc) (.pdf).  Below are descriptions of the KLA Awards and the 2015 supporting documentation nomination forms to accompany the cover: 

 The William H. Natcher Award

The William H. Natcher Award is given annually to an individual, organization, or corporation that has made a significant philanthropic contribution to a Kentucky library. The contribution may be monetary, or equipment.  Click here (.doc) (.pdf) for the nomination form.

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to a Kentucky librarian who has contributed significantly to our profession through publications, presentations, and participation in professional library and/or information organizations. Nominees must be or have been a KLA member for 10 years, sustained record of service to the Association, and not a current Executive Board member of the Association.  Click here (.doc) (.pdf) for the nomination form.

Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award 

The Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award is presented to a Kentucky librarian who has exemplified the ability to assist and advise new members to the profession.  Click here (.doc) (.pdf) for the nomination form.

Intellectual Freedom Award

The Intellectual Freedom Award is presented to an individual or institution that has worked to insure that every Kentuckian has the right to all types of materials.  Click here (.doc) (.pdf) for the nomination form.

James A. Nelson Library Advocate Award

The James A. Nelson Library Advocate Award is presented to those who have gone and beyond to promote and protect libraries in government relations.  Click here (.doc) (.pdf) for the nomination form.  

Kentucky Libraries Outstanding Feature Articles 

Selected by the editorial board, this award is presented to the authors of articles of merit in Kentucky Libraries.