Dear Technical Services colleagues, 

Do you know a CLA member who is a rising star in Technical Services?
Nominate them for the  <> Technical Services New
Leader Award! Self-nomination is also welcome. Contact Luiz Mendes
( or Michelle Alvarado ( to
nominate a CLA member today. Thank you!


~Elise Wong

CLA Technical Services Interest Group Chair 2015-2016





 Call for Nominations

The CLA Technical Services New Leader Award cultivates new leadership in the
field of library technical services. The award honors emerging leaders,
enables them to attend and actively participate in the CLA conference and
technical services annual meeting, and encourages and inspires them to
accept leadership roles within both CLA's Technical Services Interest Group
(TSIG) and the association as a whole. 
A maximum of one award is given each year. CLA's Technical Services New
Leader is presented with $500 (to help cover conference registration, travel
and lodging expense) and a certificate of recognition. He or she is honored
during our annual conference, and is enrolled into CLA's Mentoring Program.
The CLA Technical Services New Leader Award is sponsored by Brodart. 


.        Applicants are required to be members of CLA. 

.        Applicants must be enrolled in a library degree program, be a
recent library school graduate, or have no more than five years of
post-master's degree experience.

.        Applicants agree to attend and report on technical services
meetings and programs at the CLA conference and must be willing to serve on
a TSIG committee or task force, or run for TSIG office, following the annual

How to apply
Applicants should submit the following to CLA:

.        A brief professional interest statement (no more than 350 words)
explaining your interest and background in technical services and your
career goals.

.        A resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter are optional.

.        Evidence of committee work, special projects, program planning,
etc. at the paraprofessional or student level are all plusses that the
committee considers.

Further information

.        The CLA Technical Services New Leader Award is coordinated by CLA's
<> Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG).

.        TSIG reserves the right not to give an award if a qualified
candidate is not found.

.        Award recipients will be asked to submit a photograph to be used in
award publicity.

.        If you have any questions about the award, please contact
<> Michelle Alvarado or Luiz Mendes
<> .

CLA Technical Services New Leader Award Committee

.        Imad Abeulgasim, UC Berkeley 

.        Michelle Alvarado, Sacramento Public Library (Chair)

.        Ann Duarte, OC Public Libraries


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