2012 Outstanding Michigan FOML Award
Did your Friends of the Library carry out an outstanding project or a number of successful activities in your community during 2013 that had a significant impact on your library’s services to the community?
The Friends of Michigan Libraries (FOML) invites Michigan Friends groups to apply for this award. There are two $400 award categories: a Friends group serving a population between 1,000 – 12,000, and a Friends group serving a population of 12,000 and higher. (Consult with your library director for service population information.) Applications must be postmarked by Friday, January 17, 2014, and the winner will be presented with the award at the FOML Annual Membership Meeting in 2014.
The award will be given to a Michigan Friends group either for a specific project carried out in 2013 or based on the full scope of the group’s activities during 2013. While selecting the winners of this award, preference will be given to applicants who have not previously won this award. Applications will be judged by the FOML Membership & Marketing Committee on the following criteria*:
1. Planning: Involvement of the Friends, library, and community in the use of resources, an innovative and appropriate activity, and measurable outcomes (e.g., attendance at event, increase in patron use of the library, etc.).
2. Implementation: Public relations, broad membership involvement, and use of resources.
3. Evaluation: Assessment of activity or program with measurable results.
4. Innovation: New idea(s) for program or activity, creative involvement of community and specific citizens, and creative use of public relations.
5.Community Involvement: Evidence of community involvement in planning and implementation.
The winning Friends group will receive $400 and a plaque, with an invitation to attend the FOML Annual Membership Meeting in 2014 to receive the award.
To be eligible for this award, your Friends group must be a 2013 FOML member. Membership information can be found at www.foml.org/membership.php. The project or activities must have been completed during the 2013 calendar year.
Send electronic applications (in either Word or .pdf format) with the descriptions of how your Friends group achieved the results of the five criteria listed above to email@example.com. Please use the application form as a cover sheet.
Your Friends Group could be a winner!