Excellence Awards

As part of its commitment to encourage innovation and recognize outstanding achievement in public and school library service in the Peace region, Peace Library System annually presents awards in three categories to public libraries and one award to school libraries. The Excellence in Library Service Awards will be presented at the Rural Libraries Conference on September 26, 2019. 

Selection Process
A committee of Peace Library System staff reviews the nominations and selects the recipient(s). An award is not necessarily given in each category each year.
Each award consists of a framed certificate and a monetary award of $200 to be used at the local library board’s discretion.
Nomination Submissions
Member library staff, board members, school administrators, teachers, or members of the public may submit nominations. Only one project per library may be nominated each year, and libraries cannot win for a project previously awarded.

The nomination information provided by you is the only criteria by which the committee chooses the award recipients. Therefore, we encourage you to provide as much detail as possible about the nominated project in your submission. The above nomination form must accompany your nomination but you are welcome to submit supplementary material.

Download the nomination form

Paper submissions shall be addressed to the Awards Committee and mailed to Peace Library System at:

8301 - 110 Street
Grande Prairie, AB
T8W 6T2

Electronic submissions shall be sent to estewart@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca.  

Submissions must be postmarked or received no later than June 30, 2019.

Past Excellence Award Recipients

Grande Prairie Public Library - Promotions

High Prairie Municipal Library - Programs and Services
Grimshaw Municipal Library - School Services

Beaverlodge Public Library - Programs and Services
Elmworth Community Library - Promotions

Special Celebrating Our Libraries awards

Colleen Rook - Worsley Central School
Charlene McCoy - Hythe Municipal Library

Maureen Fisher - McLennan Municipal Library
Sylvia Chabot - Ecole St. Gerard School

Kathy Black - Shannon Municipal Library, Sexsmith
Janice Willsey - Helen E. Taylor School

Linda Prudholme-Warrior - Peace River Municipal Library
Patricia McLeod - Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library (tie)
Ann Marie Brezovski - St. Stephen's Catholic School, Valleyview
Mary Anne Matheson - Manning Elementary School (tie)

Joceylne Gervais & Joyce Doran - Bibliothèque Dentinger/Falher Library
Kristina Pahl - Glenmary School, Peace River
Judy Sahaydak - Instructional Materials Centre, Peace River (tie)

Janet Lemay - High Prairie Municipal Library
Susan Cloake-Millar - Peace River High School

Sheryl Pelletier - Shannon Municipal Library, Sexsmith

Leslie Spry-Shandro - Manning Municipal Library
Kerianne Pasula - Fox Creek School

Heather Willner - Grande Prairie Public Library
Debbie Gelineau - Kateri Mission School, Grande Prairie

Yvonne Mury - Valleyview Municipal Library
Brenda Manzer - Springfield School/Peace River High School

Carmelle Lizee - St. Andrew's School, High Prairie

Pamela Chislett - Grande Prairie Public Library
Penny Pollock - Fairview High School

Leslie Ann Sharkey - Fox Creek Municipal Library
Sharon Darrah - Instructional Materials Centre, Peace River

Chris Burkholder - Fairview Municipal Library
Carole Gold - PRSD Library Enhancement Project

Anne McMeekin - Slave Lake Municipal Library
Linda Tutt - T.A. Norris School, Peace River

Diane Batemen - Rainbow Lake Municipal Library
Linda Smith - Grande Prairie Public Library (tie)
Barbara Campbell - St. Clement Catholic School, Grande Prairie

Sophie Major - Valleyview Municipal Library
Laura Gloor - Peace River High School

Pam Pfliger - Kateri Mission School, Grande Prairie

Linda Senenko - Beaverlodge Public Library

Mariette Limoges - McLennan Municipal Library
Teresa Fletcher - Grimshaw Jr/Sr High

Barbara Moreau - Grande Prairie Public Library
Joyce Jones - E.E. Oliver School, Fairview