Awards

The following awards & scholarships are given by KPLA at its annual spring conference.

2019 KPLA Award and Scholarship Nominations Closed.

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2020 Conference.

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Winners

  • James Harrison Outstanding Bookmobile/Outreach Services Award: Cathy Edwards
  • Margaret F. Willis Outstanding Community Library Service Award: Debra Lawson
  • Outstanding Public Library Service Award: Kay Morrow
  • “Miss Pickle” Outstanding Children’s Services Award: Susan Hampton
  • Richardson/Conway Outstanding Library Volunteer Award: Pauline Oliver
  • Public Library Advocacy Award: Representative John Yarmuth
  • Charlene Davis Excellence in Technology Award: Gary Collum

2016 Award Winners

Award Winners

Example Nomination Letters

2015 Award Winners

  • KPLA Conference Scholarship Award: Ashley Shelden, Lexington Public Library
  • James E. Gugeler Outstanding Library Trustee Award: Louise Canter, Kenton County Public Library
  • James Harrison Outstanding Bookmobile/Outreach Services Award: Susie Harper, Breckinridge County Public Library
  • Jim Nelson Continuing Education Graduate Scholarship: Melissa Wickelhaus, Pendleton County Public Library
  • Margaret F. Willis Outstanding Community Library Service Award:  Jama Watts, Marion County Public Library
  • “Miss Pickle” Outstanding Children’s Services Award:  Juliana Gaddis, Jessamine County Public Library
  • Public Relations and Marketing Award:  Heather Plunkett, Woodford County Public Library
  • Richardson/Conway Outstanding Library Volunteer Award: Ellie Caroland, Scott County Public Library
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Caroland
Gaddis
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