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CLA Technology Professional Award Nomination/Application
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Nomination/Application Instructions


  • Applicants or nominees are required to be CLA members.  If unsure, please contact the CLA Office for assistance no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.
  • Applicants or nominees must have worked for a portion of the past year in a California library.
  • Nominators are not required to be CLA members. However, if a nomination is made by a non-member, the nomination must be endorsed by a CLA member. If you need assistance in finding a CLA member to endorse your nomination, please contact the CLA office no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.

How to apply or nominate
The California library community is invited to apply or nominate a colleague for this award. Applicants or nominators should submit a statement (of no more than 500 words) identifying the achievement(s) and briefly describing the impact of the achievement(s) on those areas of the library profession that encompass technology. Criteria for selection are outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas related to libraries and technology:

  • leadership in professional associations at the local, state, regional, national, or international level;
  • significant contributions to the development, application, or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques, and routines demonstrating creativity and innovation;
  • significant contributions to the professional literature;
  • significant studies or research.

Please fill out the following application.