Monday, October 04, 2010

Best Practices Awards

The PaLA PR committee met in State College. At the meeting we discussed the lack of funding available for the Best Practices Awards luncheon and awards presentationat the early Learnign Forum in April. After much discussion that included several of the members of the committee ( Margie and Paula, Georgene, Jeanne, Susan Pannebaker and Laureen Maloney (Chair Youth Services)) the group decided to move the awards to the 2011 PALA conference. There will be no Best Practices Awards for Spring 2011. We also decided the Youth Services Division will now be in charge of the application and awards process. Since there is no money available to pay PPO&S to coordinate the application process and event the group decided it would be best to scale down the number of awards and the event. The two committee’s will be working together to facilitate the awards process for the 2011 conference. The awards will be presented in a session at the PaLA conference in Fall 2011. We will be making some changes and adding new ages categories. We will discusss the plans at the membership meeting at PaLA. Sometimes out of necessity, good changes happen.

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