The Julie Klauber Award is awarded annually by Keystone Systems in collaboration with the KLAS Users' Community. Libraries who use KLAS are invited to nominate a staff member or volunteer for this award. Nominees should work with KLAS in their daily activites and have made a significant contribution to their library and community in the spirit of Julie Klauber.
In 2003, the KLAS Users' Group elected to rename the "KLAS Volunteer of the Year Award" to the "Julie Klauber Award" and allow library staff to be nominated to honor Julie Klauber who was a national expert and leader on disability issues. Julie served as the director of Talking Books Plus library in Suffolk County, NY, and authored several articles on library resources and services for people with disabilities.
Each year's award recipient receives a trip to the Annual KLAS Users' Conference provided by Keystone Systems including airfare, hotel and conference registration fees.