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TWU Library School Opens Nominations For Godfrey Award

TWU Library School Opens Nominations For Godfrey Award

6/19/02


DENTON — Nominations and applications for the 2002 Godfrey Award for Excellence in Public Library Services for Families and Children are being accepted through Aug. 1.

The Godfrey Award recognizes outstanding public library programming for children and families. The award recipient will receive $2,500 and a sculpture appropriate for public display. Nominated public libraries must offer a program which:

  • is designed specifically to meet the needs of young children and families;
  • features ingenuity, imagination, innovation, creativity; and
  • demonstrates responsiveness in the number of individuals and/or groups served.

Libraries may apply directly for the award or may be nominated by another party. Nominations and applications should not exceed 2,500 words and should clearly articulate the goals of the program, describe in detail the operation of the program and provide an assessment of the success of the program. Nominations also should include eight copies, print or multimedia materials, concerning the nominated program.

Nominations should be sent to Keith Swigger, dean of the College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5469.

For more information, contact the School of Library and Information Studies at slis@twu.edu or call (940) 898-2602.

The Godfrey Award Jury will read nomination letters with the following questions in mind:

  • Is there evidence that the nominated program meets a well-documented community need?
  • Are the goals and purposes of the nominated program clearly explained?
  • Does the nomination clearly present the details of operation of the nominated program?
  • Is there evidence that the nominated program was designed specifically to meet the needs of young children and families?
  • Does the nomination letter explain in what ways the nominated program evidences ingenuity, imagination, innovation and creativity?
  • Does the nominating letter explain and document the success of the nominated program in meeting the needs of the community or groups served?

The purposes of the Godfrey Award are:

  • to support and promote the quality of family life through public library services;
  • to recognize a public library for outstanding programming for young children and families;
  • to share information among librarians about the components of successful programming; and
  • to encourage public libraries to improve services offered for young children and families.

Richard and Marjorie Waters, principals in PROVIDENCE Associates Inc, Library Consultants Planners, fund the award. The Center for Consulting and Planning in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University administers the award.

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For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu