PAST RECIPIENTS OF MLA
|2003||Jan Johnson, Daviess County Library, Gallatin|
|1999||Mary Ellen Sievert, SISLT-UMC|
|1998||John Ferguson, MCPL|
|1996||Donell Gaertner, St. Louis County Library|
|1995||Patt Behler, Retired MOSL Youth Services Consultant|
The Building Block Picture Book Award, administered by the Children's Services Round Table of MLA, is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries. Designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age, the award was first given in 1996. Parents and other caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from a list of ten titles selected annually by a group of Missouri children's librarians. Colorful posters, bookmarks, activity sheets, and a manual of great ideas add to the fun.
|2013||Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean|
|2012||Press Here Author/Illustrator Herve Tullet|
|2011||Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Author Eric Litwin and Illustrator James Dean|
|2010||The Pout-Pout Fish, Author Deborah Diesen and Illustrator Dan Hanna|
|2009||Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug, Author Ed Emberley|
|2008||Llama Llama Mad at Mama, Author Anne Dewdney|
Move Over, Rover!, Author Karen Beaumont and Illustrator Jane Dyer, Harcourt, 2006.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!; Author Karen Beaumont and Illustrator David Catrow; Harcourt, 2005.
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum; Author Lisa Wheeler and Illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith; Little, Brown 2004.
Bubble Bath Pirates!; Author/Illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Viking, 2003.
Little School Bus; Author Carol Roth and Illustrator Pamela Paparone, North South Books, 2002.
Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?; Authors Bonnie Lasss and Philemon Sturges and Illustrator Ashley Wolff, Little, Brown, 2000.
Two Cool Coyotes; Author/Illustrator Jillian Lund, Dutton Children's Books, 1999.
Bark, George; Author/Illustrator Jules Fieffer, Harper Collins, 1999.
No, David!; Author/Illustrator David Shannon, Blue Sky Press, 1988.
Cock-A-Dooble-Moo; Author/Illustrator Bernard Most, Harcourt Brace, 1996.
Hi, Pizza Man!; Author Virginia Walter and Illustrator Ponder Goembel, Orchard Books, 1995.
|1996||Splash, Splash; Author Jeff Sheppard and Illustrator Dennis Panek, Macmillan, 1994. (first year of award)|
The Francis "Bud" Barnes Outstanding Legislator Award is sponsored by the Legislative Committee and is given annually to a Missouri legislator in recognition of exceptional contributions to the welfare of Missouri's libraries. The award is named in honor of State Representative Francis (Bud) Barnes (District 96) whose long devotion to Missouri libraries and whose contributions to library-related legislation are gratefully acknowledged.
Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal [D], District 14, Senator Brian Munzlinger [R], District 18
|2011||Jacob Hummel [D], House Distrtict 108, Kansas City|
|2010||Ryan Silvey, House District 38, Kansas City|
|2007||Rep. Allen Icet [R] District 84|
|2006||Sen. Carl Vogel [R] District 6|
|2005||Rep. Shannon Cooper [R] District 26 and
Sen. Joan Bray [D] District 24
|2003||Rep. Brad Roark [R] District 139 and
Rep. Carl Beardon [R] District 16
Sen. Michael R. Gibbons, District 15, and Sen. John T. Russell, District 33
|2001||Representatives Dennis Bonner and Tim Green|
|2000||Senator Joe Maxwell and Representative May Scheve|
|1999||Francis "Bud" Barnes (first year of award)|
The Friendly Booth Award is sponsored by the Conference Arrangements Committee and is awarded to a vendor exhibiting at annual conference. Conference attendees case their votes for the friendliest vendor booth.
|2008||Unique Books, Inc., St. Louis, MO|
|2007||Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO|
Missouri Bibliographic Information Users Services (MOBIUS), Columbia, MO
|2005||Unique Books, Inc., St. Louis, MO|
|2004||Unique Books, Inc., St. Louis, MO|
|2003||BWI, Lexington, KY|
|2001||Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), St. Louis, MO|
|2000||Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), St. Louis, MO|
|1999||Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), St. Louis, MO|
|1998||Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), St. Louis, MO|
|1997||Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), St. Louis, MO|
|1996||Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), St. Louis, MO|
|1995||Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), St. Louis, MO|
The Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to libraries in Missouri. A recipient must be either an individual outside of the library profession or a retired librarian. Nominees must reside in Missouri and should have made either a contribution to libraries that gained recognition beyond the local level or have made an innovative contribution in the decisive factors in library development.
|2012||Carol Grimes, Springfield-Greene County Library District|
|2011||Marilyn McLeod, retired from Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia|
|2010||Dick Wilding, retired from Mid-Continent Public Library|
|2009||awarded but declined|
|2008||Paul White, retired from Mid-Continent Public Library|
|2006||Carl Sandstedt, St. Charles City-County Library District|
|2005||Robin Kepohl, retired from MOBIUS|
|2003||Martha Maxwell, Jefferson County Library, High Ridge|
|2002||Albert Prince Marshall|
|1999||Gov. Mel Carnahan|
|1998||Bill Mitchell, MOREnet|
|1995||Board of Trustees, River Bluffs Regional Library|
|1992||Ronald G. Bohley (posthumously) accepted by Barbara Bohley|
The Missouri Library of the Year Award is conferred upon any type of Missouri library, library system, or library network for distinguished achievement in service.
|2013||Springfield-Greene County Library District|
|2010||University of Missouri, Kansas City|
|2007||Kirkwood Public Library (first year of award)|
The MLA Literary Award recognizes a Missouri writer or an individual who has written an outstanding book on some aspect of Missouri life. The Award may be given for a body of work or for an outstanding book written during a specific year.
|2008||Daniel Woodrell for Winter's Bone|
|2007||David L. Harrison for body of work|
|2006||Whitney Terrell for The Huntsman and The King of Kings County|
|2005||Ron Powers for body of work|
|2003||Paulette Jiles for Enemy Women|
|2000||John Mort for Soldier in Paradise|
|1999||CW Gusewelle, KC Star|
|1998||Dr. Robert Hamblin, SEMO|
|1997||Rebecca Schroeder, Univ. of Missouri Press|
|1995||Dorothy Heckman Shrader, Steamboat Legacy, and Dr. Douglas Wixon, Worker/Writer in America|
|1991||Paul C. Nagel|
|1990||John Mort for The Walnut King|
The Outstanding Library Employee Award recognizes a library employee who has made a significant contribution to the improvement and advancement of library and information services.
|2013||Stacy Hisle-Chaudri, Midcontinent Public Library|
|2012||Brian Grubbs, Springfield-Greene County Library District|
|2011||Stephanie Betts, Jack C. Taylor Library, Fontbonne University, St. Louis|
|2010||Linda Ballard, University City Public Library|
|2009||Sharon Lamberson, Hannibal Free Public Library|
|2008||Lynn Bosso, Kirkwood Public Library|
|2007||Nancy Huffman, Mid-Continent Public Library|
|2006||Joyce James, Bollinger County Library|
|2004||Crystal Elwood, Cass County Public Library|
|2003||Ann Thompson, Sikeston Library|
|2002||Patricia Danner, Owens Library, Northwest MO State University|
|1998||Nancy Campbell, McDonal County Library|
The Outstanding New Librarian Award recognizes a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the improvement and advancement of library and information services. Nominees must have one full year of library service in Missouri prior to their nomination and less than five years experience in the library profession. Nominees must possess an MLS degree and must have demonstrated creativity and inventiveness in their achievements.
|2013||Elena McVicar, Kansas City Public Library|
|2011||Brent Husher, Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO|
|2010||Jodie Boderging, Webster University|
|2009||Cynthia Dudenhofferr, Central Methodist University Library|
|2008||Carol E. Smith, Kirkpatrick Library-University of Central Missouri|
|2006||Crystal Gale, Duane G. Meyer Library-Missouri State University|
|2002||Serge Danielson-Francois, Branch Manager, Kansas City Public Library|
|1999||Melissa Belvadi, Maryville University Library|
|1998||Judy Beatty, Gentry County Library|
|1997||Pat Antrim, Central Missouri State University|
|1996||Rita Gulstad, Central Methodist College|
|1995||John Small, Central Missouri State University|
|1993||Donna Watson, McDonald County Library|
|1991||Leslie Lynam, Central Missouri State University|
|1990||Pamela Putman, Centralia Public Library|
The Public Relations Achievement Award recognizes a Missouri library for outstanding public relations during the previous year. Libraries may submit pictures, newspaper articles, sample printed pieces, or their own written account of outstanding public relations activities for the period of June 1 of the preceding year to May 31 of the current year. A description of the purpose or goal of the project must be included.
|2013||Community Relations Department of the Springfield-Greene County Library District|
|2012||Danny Dye, Springfield-Green County Library District|
|2009||National Archives of Kansas City|
|2008||Kirkwood Public Library|
|2006||Poplar Bluff Public Library|
|2003||Daniel Boone Regional Library|
|2002||Kirkwood Public Library|
|1999||Kirkwood Public Library|
|1998||Bollinger County and Kansas City Public Libraries|
|1997||Springfield-Greene County Library District|
|1992||Wicky Sleight, Marshalll Public Library, and Conna Watson, McDonald County Library|
|1991||Friends of the River Bluffs Regional Library|
The Ronald G. Bohley Award is presented by MLA and the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) to an individual or individuals whose actions have led libraries to work better together and who exemplifies the best efforts to reach out beyond his or her own institution to promote cooperative activities among libraries.
|2013||Elizabeth MacDonald, Butler Library, Lindenwood University|
|2012||James Cogswell, MU Libraries, Columbia, MO|
|2011||Erlene Dudley, William Woods University, Fulton, MO|
|2010||Laura Rein, Webster University|
|2008||Sallie Hancox, Retired from Scenic Regional Library|
|2007||Ann Sundermeyer, Hannibal Public Library|
Cathye Dierberg, St. Louis County Community College Library Services
|2005||Carolyn Trout, Joplin Public Library Director|
|2004||Susan Singleton, former MLNC Director|
|2003||Dan Bradbury, Retired KCPL Director|
|2001||Sara Parker, MO State Librarian|
|1999||George Rickerson, MOBIUS Director|
|1998||Dr. Paladugu Rao, CMSU|
|1997||Paul White, Director, MCPL|
|1996||Susan Burton, Executive Director KCMLIN|
|1995||Karen Luebbert, Assistant to the President, Webster University|
|1994||Annie (Linnemeyer) Busch, Director SGCL|
|1993||(First Year) Donell Gaertner, St. Louis County Library, and Mary Ann Mercante, Maryville Univ. Library|
|1992||Ronald G. Bohley (posthumously)|
The Show Me Youth Services Award is sponsored by the Youth Services Division and recognizes a library employee, Friend, or Trustee who serves and/or advocates for children or young adults and who demonstrates notable and outstanding performance in planning, developing, and promoting programs, services, collections, reading activities OR advocating for children and/or teenagers in their libraries and communities. A library degree is not required but the nominee must be a member in good standing of MLA. A minimum of three (3) letters of support that attest to the nominee’s qualifications for the awards must accompany the nomination form.
|2012||Nancee Dahms-Stinson, Springfield Greene County Library District|
|2010||Anitra Steele, Mid-Continent Public Library (first year of award)|
The Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual trustee for exemplary service to libraries in Missouri. MLA awarded Virginia G. Young the inaugural Outstanding Service Award in 1994 and named it in her honor.
|2013||Rosie Gerding, Daniel Boone Regional Library|
|2012||Patricia Schlechte, Missouri River Regional Library|
|2008||Jonathan Kemper, Kansas City Public Library|
|2007||Joy Dufrain, Scenic Regional Library-Warren County|
|2006||Diane Libby Smith, Christian County Library|
|2005||Kathryn Nelson, St. Louis Public Library|
|2003||Victor Gragg, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence|
|1998||Monroe Smith, Kirkwood Public Library|
|1995||Dr. K. Thamas Papreck, Marshall Public Library|
|1994||Virginia Young, Daniel Boone Regional and Univ. of Missouri Libraries (first year of award)|
The Patt Behler Call-to-Conference Award is sponsored by the Children's Services Roundtable (CSRT) and is offered to introduce working librarians to the activities and programs of MLA and CSRT and to encourage involvement and on-going participation in the professional activities of those organizations. The Award covers first-time MLA membership dues, conference registration fees, Thusnelda Schmidt luncheon expenses, and an autographed copy of the luncheon speaker's book.
|2013||Lindsey Taggart, Francis D. Jones Library, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology|
|2012||Elena McVicar, Kansas City Public Library|
|2011||Chelsea Estes, Library Center, Springfield, MO|
|2008||Rene Buress, Buckner Elementary School Library|
|2005||Naomi Harlow, Children's Librarian, Trails Regional Library-Lexington Branch|
|2002||Melinda K. Ford, Jefferson County Library-Windsor Branch|
|1998||Nancy Campbell, McDonal County Library|
|1997||Dottie Cox, Grundy County Library|
|1996||Judy Johnson, Joplin Public Library|
The Ronald G. Bohley Scholarship is sponsored by the Professionalism, Education, Employment, and Recruitment Special Interest Group (PEER SIG) and is awarded annually to an individual enrolled in or recently accepted into an ALA-accredited program in pursuit of a Master's degree in Library/Information Science.
|2013||Cynthia Stewart Grant, Mid-Continent Public Library|
|2012||Michelle N. Akins, St. Louis County Library|
|2010||Rebecca van Kniest|
|2008||Karen Moore, MCPL-Blue Springs South Branch|
|2007||Anna Foote, Johnson County (KS) Library|
Heather Bemis,Page, St. Charles City-County Library District-Kisker Road Branch, $2000
Jessie Alexander-East, Young Adult Reference Associate, Springfield-Greene County Library-Brentwood Branch, $2000
|2004||Jacque Gage, Director, Barton County Public Library, $750|
|2003||Hilary Davis, St. Louis, $750|
|1999||Linda Creibaum, SW Baptist Univ. Library|
|1998||Nancy Campbell, McDonal County Library|
|1997||Linda Railsback, MCPL-Broadwalk Branch|
|1996||Theresa Robben, SISLT-UMC|
|1995||Jack Neeley, UMC LIS Candidate (first year of award)|