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 $2,000 and an engraved pin at the ALSC Membership Meeting during ALA Annual Conference.
- Watch 2014 ALSC Distinguished Award winner Susan Roman give her acceptance speech at the 2014 Annual Conference (video, 5 min, 44 sec).
- Watch 2015 ALSC Distinguished Award winner Kathleen T. Horning give her acceptance speech at the 2015 Annual Conference (video, 9 min, 59 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 no longer accepting nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Service Award.
Nominations for the 2017 award will open in early 2016.
Announcement of the Winner
The 2016 Distinguished Service Award is Pat Scales! Please visit our current distinguished service award winner page to view a press release featuring Pat's accomplishments!