Distinguished Service Award
This award honors an individual member of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library service to children and/or ALSC. The recipient receives $1,000 and an engraved pin at the ALSC Membership Meeting during ALA Annual Conference.
Hear 2011 ALSC Distinguished Award winner Dudley Carlson read her acceptance speech at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference (audio, 6 min, 34 sec).
Watch 2012 ALSC Distinguished Award winner Linda Perkins give her acceptance speech (redirect to YouTube) at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference (video, 9 min, 47 sec).
The nominee should be an individual who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library services to children and to the Association for Library Service to Children.
The nominee and the individual making the nomination must be personal members of ALSC as well as ALA; organizational members are not eligible
Individuals nominated my be chosen from any facet of library services to children
The nominee may be a practicing librarian in a public or school library, a library or information science educator, a member of the library press, or an editor or other employee of a publishing house
The individual may be retired
How to nominate
The ALSC Distinguished Service Award committee is now accepting online nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. Nominations and supporting materials will be due by December 1, 2013.
- Please do not fill out and submit the nomination form until you have all the necessary materials to complete your submission.
- If you would like to review the form before submitting electronically, you can download the DSA paper nomination form.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria B. Salvadore, Distinguished Service Award Chair, at email@example.com.
Announcement of the winner
The winner will be announced at ALA Midwinter Meeting in late January.