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2015 MLA Awards Announced

on October 30, 2015 - 1:45pm

The Manitoba Library Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Awards. These awards are administered on an annual basis and recognize impactful service. Congratulations to the 2015 Award recipients! The Awards will be formally presented at the Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 4-6, 2016 at the Delta Winnipeg. The All Delegates event will take place on the evening of May 5, 2016. 
 

Manitoba Library Service Awards 

The service awards honour people - librarians, library workers, trustees, volunteers - who have made an important contribution to the development of libraries and library services in our province. There are two awards which recognize those acting in a professional or a voluntary capacity.
 

Professional category – This award recognizes exemplary service over a long period of time by a salaried employee in the library field in Manitoba, or, a significant or extraordinary contribution by such an employee within a shorter time frame.
 

2015 Award Winner
Darlene Dallman, Head Librarian, South Interlake Regional Library

 

Darlene Dallman was nominated for the Service Award (Professional) for her exemplary service to the South Interlake Regional Library and the greater Manitoba Library community. Darlene’s leadership and dedication has impacted the South Interlake Regional Library and broader community in a meaningful way. 
 

Volunteer category – This award recognizes a significant contribution to the operation or development of library services in Manitoba by those who have donated their time as a trustee, fund-raiser, or volunteer worker.
 

2015 Award Winners
Kirsten Wurmann, Monique Woroniak and Kathleen Williams

 

Kirsten Wurmann, Monique Woroniak and Kathleen Williams were nominated for the Service Award (Volunteer) for their exceptional leadership and dedication to the Prison Libraries Committee. Their work has initiated the Prison Library movement in Manitoba and has impacted the lives of inmates and the broader community in a meaningful way. Their dedication to developing and offering high quality library services is deeply appreciated by many and the MLA is honoured to recognize their achievements and exemplary service.
 

Library Innovation of the Year Award 

The Manitoba Library Association's Library Innovation of the Year Award is given to libraries who through innovative thinking have created or demonstrated improvements in library services.
 

2015 Award Winner
Winnipeg Public Library 

 

Winnipeg Public Library has been awarded the Manitoba Library Innovation of the Year Award for the Innovation: Integration of Makerspace Philosophy in Programming and Service Delivery at WPL.
 

This award identifies and celebrates innovation in library services in Manitoba. The Integration of Makerspace Philosophy in Programming and Service Delivery at WPL has the potential to be adopted by other libraries in Manitoba and demonstrates new and innovative ideas in delivery of services and programs in the province. The depth of the project is impressive. It is evident that there is a long-term commitment to evolving community needs, library spaces and dedication to staff engagement and training.