• Annually solicit nominees for most MLA Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominees is July 1st unless otherwise noted.
  • Submit name(s) to MLA President or Executive Board for approval.
  • Select the ALA Emerging Leader for sponsorship by MLA, with the approval of the MLA President and Executive Board.
  • Prepare press releases regarding awards for distribution to appropriate media outlets and forwards to Publication Chair.
  • Notify award winners as soon as possible after selection, so they may invite guests to the ceremony.
  • Present the Awards at the Awards Banquet during the MLA Conference (usually by the Awards Committee chair or an appointed representative and/or committee members).

Duties outlined in the MLA Handbook.

2019 Awards Committee:

Meggan Moore, CHAIR , 2017-2020,
Tony Benningfield, Past Chair , 2017-2020,
Diana Platt, 2018-2021,
Erin Gay, Ex Offico 2019,
Daisy Porter-Reynolds, 2019-2021,
Sandy Schiefer, 2019-2021,
Allison Rand, 2019-2021,
Claire Miller, 2019-2021,
Grace Jackson-Brown, 2019-2021, GJackson-Brown@missouristate

2019 Missouri Author Award Subcommittee:

Heather Arnold, CHAIR ,2017-2019,
Ann Riley, 2017-2019,
Jenny Ellis, 2017-2019,
Rachel Grime, 2017-2019,
Jennifer Brady, 2017-2019,
Kenneth Hardcastle, 2018-2020,
Megan Maurer, 2018-2020,
Jane Jones, 2018-2020,
LynnDee Wathen, 2018-2020,
Kara Drury, 2018-2020,
Asia Gross, 2019-2021,
Hong Li, 2019-2021,
John Baken, 2019-2021,
Sue Dittmar, 2019-2021,
Samuel Mueller, 2019-2021,
Kathi Woodward, 2019-2021,
Debbie Luchenbill, 2018-2020,


For lists of Missouri Library Association awards, please see the “Awards” page and its subpages.