Honors and Awards


Daniel Taylor Memorial Award  |  Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: A significant contribution to Children's/Young Adult Services through creative approaches to enhance library services for children and youth.

Frances Neel Cheney Award  |  Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: A significant contribution to the world of books and librarianship through the encouragement of the love of books and reading.

Friend of the Year AwardPast Award Recipients
Recognizes: An outstanding member or group of individuals of a Friends of the Library group for exceptional leadership and/or achievements.

James E. Ward Library Instruction AwardPast Award Recipients
Recognizes: Any member of TLA who participates in the planning, execution, or evaluation of a continuing program or special project of library instruction for an academic, school, public, or special library.

Louise Meredith School Library Media Award
Recognizes: School Library Media Specialist who has made unique and worthy contributions to the total school instructional program through effective unified school library media services.

Tennessee History Book Award 
Recognizes: Excellence in Tennessee historical writing.

TLA Honor Award   |  Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: Any person or group who has made a significant contribution to the furtherance of librarianship on a statewide or national level.

TLA Honorary Membership Award  |  Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: An individual who has made significant, sustained contributions to librarianship in the state of Tennessee. The award is for an individual per se, not an individual representing the accomplishments of many.

TLA Library Support Staff Award  |  Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: An outstanding performance by a Library Support Staff Member.

TLA Making a Difference Award | Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: An individual or group of individual in the state of Tennessee for outstanding contributions and continued support of a specific program and/or services that are instrumental in the growth or improvement of literacy, awareness and/or information delivery to the community or libraries. 

TLA Trustee Award  |  Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: A trustee who has made a significant contribution to library and information services in the State of Tennessee.

TLA Intellectual Freedom Award  |  Past Award Recipients
Recognizes: The contribution of an individual or group who has actively promoted intellectual freedom in Tennessee.


TLA affiliated awards presented at other conferences

Tennessee Resource Sharing Award
Recognizes: Any person, institution, or organization in Tennessee who has done outstanding work in promoting resource sharing within and among Tennessee libraries. TennShare is now responsible for this award.
Presented at: TENN-SHARE Fall Conference 

Volunteer State Book Award (formerly Tennessee Children's Choice Book Award)
Recognizes: The contribution of an individual or group who has actively promoted intellectual freedom in Tennessee.
Presented at: Tennessee Association of School Libraries Conference

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Winner Bios

 2013
 2012

H&A Co-Chairs

Wendy Cornelisen
Amanda Damaschun

 

 

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