Carnegie Library Director appointed to panel that selects Indiana Authors Award winners | News
Nominations have closed for the 2013 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, and Poseyville Carnegie Public Library Director Heather McNabb will help choose the three Award winners. McNabb has been appointed to the Indiana Authors Award panel, a statewide group of eight panelists with a diverse range of views, backgrounds and literary experiences.
McNabb is in her third year as director of the Poseyville Carnegie Public Library where her passion for improving circulation and program attendance is based on her belief that a public library should be the center of the community it serves. Under McNabb’s direction, the library has flourished, exceeding state standards for public libraries.
“I am thrilled to represent Poseyville and join this respected group of judges in the search for Indiana’s next top authors,” said McNabb. “The Award is an important program for our state, as it not only recognizes authors, but inspires a love of reading and writing.”
McNabb is a member of the American Library Association, the Indiana Library Federation and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. She serves on the ILF District 5/7 Executive Board and was in the inaugural class of the Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy.
The Indiana Authors Award is a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation that recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. It is funded by the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
McNabb and the rest of the statewide award panel will select winners in three categories from the publicly nominated authors:
- National Author - $10,000 prize: A writer with Indiana ties, but whose work is known and read throughout the country. National authors will be evaluated on their entire body of work.
- Regional Author - $7,500 prize: A writer who is well-known and respected throughout the state of Indiana. Regional authors will be evaluated on their entire body of work.
- Emerging Author - $5,000 prize: A writer who has published no more than two books during his/her lifetime. The title(s) must have been published within the last 10 years. Emerging authors will be evaluated on these specific works.
In addition to a cash prize, each author’s Indiana hometown public library will receive a grant of $2,500 from the Library Foundation. The National and Regional authors will be announced by July 15, 2013, while the Emerging Author selection will be announced at the 2013 Award Dinner on Oct. 26, 2013. To learn more, visit www.indianaauthorsaward.org.