Heart of a Champion Award
The Heart of a Champion Award was established in 2012 to recognize a library supporter (e.g. elected official, trustee, community supporter/business or individual, strategic partner) who has shown an exceptional commitment to libraries and/or the libraryprofession. Nomination form can be found here.
Librarian of the Year
For over 30 years, the MLA Librarian of the Year Award has recognized a librarian’s outstanding contributions and accomplishments to the library community over a long period of time. Winners of this award provide innovative library service to his or her community and promote collaboration among libraries. The MLA Librarian of the Year shows evidence of personal and professional achievement as well as initiative and creativity. They are leaders who provide cutting edge ideas that inspire people. Nomination form can be found here.
Michigan Author Award
This award recognizes an outstanding published body of literary work by an author who is either from Michigan or has substantial ties to Michigan. Nomination form can be found here.
Outstanding Team Member Award
This award recognizes non-MLS library support personnel in any position (e.g,, programming and technology specialists, web designers, public services, technical services) who demonstrate commitment to the mission of the library and the goals of his/ her library department. Nomination form can be found here.
The award is given annually to a Michigan library staff person who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of library service to youth, ages 0-18, throughout his/her career. Nomination form can be found here.
President’s Award for Service to MLA
The President’s Award for Service to MLA was established in 2012 as a way to honor significant service to MLA. Winners of this award must show an exceptional body of work over many years or a specific recent year of exceptional service to MLA. Nominations are made by the President and Past President, in conjunction with the Executive Director. Guidelines for this award can be found here.
Up & Comer Award
The Up & Comer Award was established in 2012 to recognize a librarian who shows leadership early in his or her career. While new to the profession, he/she expands the role of librarian through being forward-thinking and moving libraries into the future. Nomination form can be found here.