The Margaret Williams Trust Award is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary! Since 1984, the fund has helped recipients pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship or pursue professional and research opportunities. Many NLLA members have been grateful recipients.
Although it has historically generated enough income to award an annual prize of $1000-2000, this year the fund will dip very close to it’s principal amount. The NLLA Happenings Committee, in conjunction with the Margaret Williams Trust Fund Board of Trustees is holding a silent auction. They hope that this auction will help to ensure that the trust will continue to support and encourage professional growth in the library community in our province.
Donated items are currently being sought for the silent auction. Ideas for items to donate could include: services, gift certificates, artwork, gift baskets, or handmade items, and you are also invited to be creative. The organizers are open to any ideas for donations that you may have. Please contact Amanda Power by the end of September if you would like to make a contribution, indicating what you are planning to donate (a photo of the item would be helpful) as well as the minimum value you would like assigned to the item(s).
The date of the silent auction is to be determined, with mid-November being tentatively considered, and more details about the event will follow.