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Application for W. Kaye Lamb Award for Service to Seniors

Sponsored by the Ex Libris Association & CLA

This award is given in honour of William Kaye Lamb, the first National Librarian of Canada, Dominion Archivist and eminent historian (1904 - 1999).

Purpose Of The Award

This award recognizes a library that has developed an ongoing service, programme, or procedure of benefit to seniors and/or a design and organization of buildings or facilities that improve access and encourage use by seniors. The award will be presented biennially when merited.


Any Canadian public, academic, or special library is eligible for this award.


The current deadline is December 30, 2017. The award is presented biennially (every two years) when merited.

The Award

A representative from both Ex Libris and CLA will present a suitably mounted framed certificate and a monetary award of $500 at the awards ceremony of the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques.

The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques acknowledges with thanks the generous support of the Ex Libris Association in sponsorship of this award.

The 2014 will be presented at the Canadian Library Association's 2014 annual conference.

Application Procedure

Please provide:

  1. Name of the library.
  2. A statement of the service or facility of benefit to the senior population served by the library.
  3. Descriptive material such as photographs, promotional or advertising materials used, articles or news items published may be included with the application to indicate the ongoing success of the project.
  4. The application might include architectural drawings, details of the equipment used, and an outline of the effect on staffing and budget.The name of a contact person, telephone number, fax, e-mail, etc.

Selection Procedure

A representative of ELA and CLA/ACB will review the submissions and make a recommendation to the executives of both organizations for approval. The winner will be announced in Feliciter and ELAN.

Nominations should be forwarded to:

Canadian Library Association
c/o W. Kaye Lamb Award Jury
1150 Morrison Drive
Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2H 8S9
Telephone: (613) 232-9625
Fax: ( 613) 563-9895

View a list of Past Winners.

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