The Public Library Association (PLA) service awards and grants highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. The deadline to apply for PLA 2017 Service Awards and Grants is Dec. 5, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
The Charlie Robinson Award honors a public library director who, over a period of seven years, has been a risk taker, an innovator and/or a change agent in a public library. The recipient should have been active in national and other professional associations and be known for developing and implementing programs which are responsive to the need of community residents. The award consists of $1,000 and a gift to the librarian.