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Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award
2002 Application Procedures

This award, established by the CNIB Library Board 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 was last presented in August
2001 at the International Federation of Library Associations Section of
Libraries for the Blind Pre-Conference in Washington, DC.

Application Guidelines

- The award is open to both individuals and organizations.

- Each individual or organization nominated must be supported by at least two
nominators, as identified on the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award Official
Nomination Form.

- Each nomination form must be accompanied by a comprehensive description
(approximately 1000 words) of how the nominee's efforts in overcoming barriers
to information equity have had a significant impact on blind and 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.

- Additional testimonials from other individuals and/or organizations are
encouraged and may be sent along with the application form.

- Members of the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award Selection Committee and
CNIB staff are not eligible for the award.

- For more information, see http://www.cnib.ca/library/awards/dmfm/dmfm.htm.
Or contact Shelagh Paterson, Manager, Advocacy Programs, CNIB Library for the
Blind. Telephone: (416) 480-7670, E-mail: [log in to unmask]

- The application deadline for the 2001 award is April 8, 2002.

Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award
Official Nomination Form 2002

NOMINEE (individual or organization):

Address:
Name of contact person if nominee is an organization:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:

Attached is a statement of approximately 1000 words about the nominee's
contributions and achievements in advancing library and information services
for blind and visually impaired Canadians.

NOMINATED BY:
1st Nominator:
Name:
Title:
Organization:
Address:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Signature (if faxing):

2nd Nominator:
Name:
Title:
Organization:
Address:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Signature (if faxing):

Please forward all documentation on or before April 8, 2002, to the Forman
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]
Responses by e-mail are encouraged.

The awards presentation will take place at a breakfast event on Saturday, June
22 at the Canadian Library Association conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia
(7:30 am, Prince George Hotel, Windsor 2 Room, 1725 Market Street).