The NHLA Executive Board is seeking nominations for its most prestigious award, the Ann Geisel Award. The Ann Geisel Award of Merit recognizes librarians, libraries, and other individuals and organizations that have contributed to the Association or the New Hampshire library community. Through their efforts as library professionals, providing library services, or advocating for library issues, they have improved all New Hampshire libraries.
This award is named in the memory of Ann Geisel (1947-1999). Ann personified “distinguished service to the New Hampshire library community.” In addition to serving for many years as the Director of the Peterborough Town Library, she served the New Hampshire library community through her service as a member of NHLA, Nubanusit Library Coop, and the NH State Library Advisory Council including a term as its Chair. She was also active in regional and national library issues as a member of the Advisory Board of the Northeast Document Conservation Center, the American Library Association, and the New England Library Association.
If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award, submit a letter of nomination and two letters of support to the NHLA Awards Committee by Friday, August 31, 2007. Include in the letter of nomination a statement explaining why this individual or organization qualifies for this award. List specific activities and accomplishments. For individuals, also list memberships and offices held in professional organizations and any honors received.
The Geisel Award Committee mailing address is:
NHLA Awards Committee
c/o Doris Mitton
Dalton Public Library
741 Unit 2 Dalton Road
Dalton, NH 03598
Van stop: Dalton