Evy Nordley Award – Mn Assoc of Library Friends

Applications are due Friday, August 24, 2007

Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF)

Evy Nordley Award for Best Project by Friends

To reinforce and publicize the importance of Friends of the Library projects,
the MALF Board will offer an award for achievement in Friends support for
libraries. Award criteria and guidelines are available at http://www.malf.info <http://www.malf.info/> .
The award includes $250 to the winning organization plus a recognition plaque.
Selected by a judging committee, the finalists will be asked to give a brief presentation on Thursday, October 25 at the 2007 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference in Mankato, MN.  These presentations will describe the design, development and impact of their Friends effort. MALF hopes that all Friends organizations will participate in this effort to recognize, share, learn from, and reward effective Friends of Libraries activities.

2007 Best Project by Library Friends
Award Criteria and Application Guidelines

Who May Apply:
Friends of the Library organizations that are current members
of the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) may
apply. Application and payment for new or renewed membership
in MALF will be accepted with an award entry form. The award
will be made to a Friends organization rather than to an
What May be Submitted:
1.    Any Friends-supported project will be considered. Examples
include a brochure or publication, a service, an event, a fundraiser,
newsletter, Web-page, or campaign.
2.    Efforts which were jointly sponsored or developed by the
library or with other groups, such as local businesses and
agencies, are eligible, as are projects which received assistance
from other agencies. As long as the library or Friends of the
Library was the primary benefactor, the submission is eligible.
3.    The project must have been implemented after January 1,
How to Apply:
Friends of the Library may submit more than one entry. For
each entry, fill out the entry form or a facsimile. Enclose a
sample(s) with your entry. Photographs may document an item
or event. Entries must be received by
Friday, August 24, 2007.
Entries Should Be Mailed To:        
Minnesota Association of Library Friends
Best Project by Friends Award Committee
1619 Dayton Avenue Suite 314
Saint Paul, MN 55104

How Entries Will Be Judged:
In August, judges will evaluate each project’s Impact in support of libraries, Outcome
or results, Objectives, Planning Process, Participants, Cost Effectiveness, Publicity, Evaluation Method, Funding Source, and ability to reach Target Audience. Judges will select an award winner and finalists.

Award Finalists:
At the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference on Thursday, October 25 in Mankato, MN, the award finalists will be expected to make a brief presentation about their project, addressing the award criteria.    
For information, contact:
Barb Byers, Minnesota Association
of Library Friends, 651-227-0845, 651-235-0845 (mobile), 883 Fairmount Av., St. Paul, MN 55105, barbarabyers@comcast.net.


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