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Friends of the Libraries Awards

The Friends of the Libraries have distributed more than half a million dollars to librarians and staff over the last 25 years through their annual awards. The awards fund innovative pilot projects, many of which become long running programs supporting the Libraries mission of connecting people with knowledge. The awards are funded through income generated from Friends memberships and the Friends of the Libraries Endowment.

2016 Awards

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Failure Film Stills

  • Open Textbook Publishing Pilot.  Chelle Batchellor, Coordinator for Access Services
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge Film Project. Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist
  • Preserving and Processing the Lee Pickett Photograph Collection. Nicolette Bromberg, Visual Materials Curator
  • Saving Stories: Digitizing Jewish Archives Oral Histories for Preservation and Online Access. Elizabeth Russell, Archivist for Washington State Jewish Archives
  • Digitization of Oral Histories of Jewish Veterans of the Spanish Civil War. Mary St. Germain, Head, Near East Section
  • Diversifying the Children's Literature Collection. Kathleen Collins, Children's & Young Adult Literature Selector

Past Award Projects