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Nomination deadline: April 15, 2004
2004 Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award
This award, established by the CNIB Library for the Blind board of directors in January 1996, recognizes outstanding leadership in the advancement of library and information services for Canadians who are blind or visually impaired. It is offered in tribute to Dr. Dayton M. Forman, an exceptional humanitarian and longstanding CNIB volunteer, who exemplified the leadership required to make a difference for over half a million visually impaired people across Canada.
The recipient is awarded a silver medal bearing the likeness of Dr. Forman and an inscription in print and braille.
The award is open to both individuals and organizations.
Summary of criteria: the nominee has demonstrated effort in overcoming barriers to information equity for a significant number of blind or visually impaired Canadians. A nominee's achievements should be broad in scope, of an enduring nature, and significant in terms of library and information services as a whole. The nominee must have demonstrated great leadership and innovation and be a potential model for others.
Refer to the nomination form and application guidelines for full details at:
Please forward the application and any additional documentation on or before April 15, 2004, to the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award Selection Committee, CNIB Library for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4G 3E8. Fax: (416) 480-7700, E-mail: [log in to unmask] Submissions by e-mail are encouraged.
Questions? Please contact Shelagh Paterson at the above e-mail address or at (416) 480-7670.
The awards presentation will take place on Saturday June 19, 2004, at a breakfast reception held in conjunction with the Canadian Library Association/British Columbia Library Association conference in Victoria, B.C.