Visionary Service Award
The CAYAS Visionary Service Award recognizes an individual who, through practice and example, provides inspiration and leadership for others who serve children and young adults in libraries. May work in a public, school or special library. May acknowledge cumulated efforts over several years in the field of library service to youth, or may be a singular and exceptional effort that sets new standards for practice. This award will bring attention to the remarkable and tireless efforts of all individuals who work with young people in libraries.
Nominations are sought annually in January and February. Awards are given at the CAYAS Breakfast at the WLA Annual Conference.
2016: Gwendolyn Haley and Mary Ellen Braks, Library Service Managers, Spokane County Library District