VIRGINIA G. YOUNG OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
ABOUT THE AWARD
MLA and the MLA Trustees and Friends Council awarded Virginia G. Young the inaugural Outstanding Service Award in 1994 and named it in her honor. Mrs. Young served on the board of the Daniel Boone Regional Library for fifty years, authored the book The Library Trustee, and was awarded honorary lifetime membership in MLA. In 2000, Mrs. Young was named the American Library Association's National Advocacy Honor Roll. The Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual trustee for exemplary service to libraries in Missouri. The service must benefit libraries in Missouri, but the individual need not be a Missourian.
THE ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 HAS CLOSED.
2022 - Phil Amato, Trustee of the Jefferson County Library District
2019 - Dona Phillips, Trustee of the Ray County Library
2016 - Patricia Jones-Hendricks (award posthumously), Friends of the Henry County Library
2015 - Don and Mary Ellen Sievert, Daniel Boone Regional Library
2013 - Rosie Gerding, Daniel Boone Regional Library
2012 - Patricia Schlechte, Missouri River Regional Library