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Find out how your public library can enter the Multicultural Excellence Awards
The Multicultural Excellence Awards are awarded annually by the NSW Working Group on Multicultural Library Services. The awards recognise a public library service and an individual for demonstrated excellence in the delivery of multicultural library services.
The objectives of the Awards are:
- to recognise the importance of multicultural library services
- to raise the profile of multicultural library services within the community
- to encourage excellence in the field of multicultural library services
- to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the field by both individual practitioners and public library services across NSW.
There are two categories of awards:
Organisation: this award honours a NSW public library that has demonstrated excellence in the provision of multicultural library services. A sponsor of the annual SWITCH Conference will provide a $1,000 award.
Individual: this award honours an individual practitioner working in a NSW public library, who has demonstrated innovative, dedicated and outstanding service to the multicultural community. The individual will be presented with a certificate honouring their contribution.
You can find more information about how to apply, as well as previous winners, on the NSW Public Libraries Association website. Look in the Scholarship and Awards section.